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Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China

Guidebook: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructure. Based on a Case Study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). June 2013
  • This guidebook, based on a case study from Wuhan City, People's Republic of China, bridges the gap between the theoretical analyses of climate change impact on the urban water sector and the planning decisions that municipal authorities and utility managers need to make to increase the sector's climate change resilience. It answers questions that city planners and managers globally currently ask regarding the effects of climate change, particularly on services and utilities, and what we can do to prepare for these. The guide presents steps to determine both Wuhan's vulnerability to the impact of climate change and the opportunities to improve its resilience. The solutions proposed are presented as a program of investment decisions, which the city government and utility planners and managers could consider to increase the city's resilience to the effects of climate change. It focuses on answering the questions currently being asked by city planners and managers all over the world, as follows: What changes might be caused by climate change? How will these affect services and utilities? What can we do now to prepare for them?
  • Main themes: Climate change, Infrastructure, Resilience, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Local governments, Project planners, Utility managers, Water managers, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidebook
  • Download file (4.3 MB)
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