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Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector

Technologies and Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2011
  • This guidebook aims to provide expert information on the technologies most relevant for climate change adaptation in the water sector in developing countries. It is meant to be a practical tool for use by a broad range of stakeholders, including those in governmental agencies, water utilities, community water boards, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies. The guidebook first reviews the projected impacts of climate change on the water sector. It then addresses the role of adaptation in the water sector and six typologies under which available strategies are categorized. Eleven technologies and practices are given detailed treatment in this guidebook and four others are covered briefly. While these do not constitute all of the adaptation technologies available in the water sector, they do represent many of the most important adaptation technologies for developing countries.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Community participation, Desalination, Drought, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rainwater harvesting, Recycling, Technology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Community leaders, Local governments, Policy makers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidebook
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Published in 2015