Research by master's and PhD students on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce water stress caused by climate change will help communities better manage their resources.
The negative impacts of climate
Climate change poses a significant threat to agrarian societies in tropical regions. In Punjab, which produces more than half of India's annual food grain production, there is rising uncertainty in the timing of the rainy season. This - combined
Pakistan's devastating 2010 Indus basin floods left approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's land area underwater and directly affected about 20 million people. Subsequent flooding in the Indus deserts the following year also showed how vulnerable the
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play an important role in helping communities prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change. Various projects can attest to the potential of using emerging technologies such as mobile
Decisions concerning climate change adaptation are necessarily made by local and national governments, but households, community groups and private enterprises need to be informed so that they can make decisions within their own spheres of
The mangrove ecosystem of Tumbes plays a pivotal role in providing protection against tides, winds and storm surges, and habitat for a number of fish species. The native coastal communities of Tumbes rely on artisanal fishing for food and income
In 2010, developed countries agreed to provide $100 billion annually to finance increased climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts by 2020. The funding depends on the availability of feasible and effective projects that can be scaled up.
Chilika is a brackish coastal lagoon and biodiversity hotspot situated in the eastern state of Orissa, India. It is a source of livelihood for more than 200 000 fishers and 400 000 farmers living in and around the wetland and its adjoining catchment
The Eastern Mediterranean is highly vulnerable to saltwater intrusion into the freshwater aquifers along its coasts. The degradation of these aquifers would result in serious socioeconomic consequence to people living there. This project will
IDRC's Focus City Research Initiative was initiated in 2005 on the premise that the urban poor suffer disproportionately from environmental problems, which exacerbate the conditions of poverty. The Initiative sought to address the multidimensional