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Building Climate Resilience: Putting Water Management at the Centre. Dr James Dalton Water Management Adviser IUCN Water Programme Gland, Switzerland Water Day Bonn June 2010. Water, ecosystems & climate change. Water is at the centre...and is critical for building resilience.

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Building climate resilience putting water management at the centre

Building Climate Resilience: Putting Water Management at the Centre

Dr James Dalton

Water Management Adviser

IUCN Water Programme

Gland, Switzerland

Water Day

Bonn

June 2010


Water ecosystems climate change

Water, ecosystems & climate change

  • Water is at the centre...and is critical for building resilience

  • Ecosystems provide vital services… the ‘natural infrastructure’ for adaptation

  • What has IWRM taught us about adaptation and the role of ecosystems?

    • what needs to be done

    • how it needs to be done

  • Where does EbA fit into climate resilience – through building resilience of socio-economic and ecological systems...to withstand shocks and re-build


Resilience in practice

Resilience in practice

  • economy

  • livelihoods

  • nature & services

  • Tacana

  • Attapeu

1. Diversity

2. Sustainable Infrastructure & Technologies

  • engineering responses

  • natural infrastructure

  • sustainable & adaptable mgt

  • Pangani

  • KYB / L Chad

  • participatory governance

  • empowerment

  • adaptive institutions

  • Volta

  • Mekong

3. Self-Organisation

  • knowledge & skills

  • climate information

  • new adaptive strategies

  • Okavango

  • BASIM

4. Learning


Climate vulnerable basin

Climate vulnerable basin

  • weak hydrological buffering

  • narrow economic & livelihood dependency

  • infrastructure that can’t cope

  • infrastructure that impairs hydrological buffering and livelihood diversification

  • vulnerable people not empowered to act: centralised decision making

  • conflict destroys coordination

  • ossified institutions

  • new information & knowledge not available or in use


Resilience shift kyb lake chad

Resilience shift: KYB / Lake Chad

  • drought aggravating poverty

  • failed dam & irrigation projects

  • siltation & weed infestation

  • rising conflict

  • paralysis

  • shared information

  • consensus management plan

  • pilot ecosystem & livelihood restoration

  • conflict resolution

  • water charter: participatory governance


Climate resilient river basin

Climate resilient river basin

  • buffering moderates the hydrograph

  • diverse livelihoods and economy

  • sustainable infrastructure portfolios: engineered & natural

  • infrastructure management for watershed services and economic diversification

  • vulnerable people empowered to act: governance enables self organisation

  • adaptive institutions, set up for learning

  • accessible information, knowledge & skills


Resilience shift tacan guatemala

Resilience shift: Tacanà, Guatemala

  • deforested watersheds

  • degraded farming systems

  • social upheaval

  • downstream disaster

  • weak coordination

  • local coordination of priorities

  • landscape restoration & diversification

  • social entrepreneurship

  • municipal – provincial liaison

  • disaster planning


Key messages

Key Messages

  • Build supporting mechanisms now for traction on-the-ground:

    • Preparation – capacity building, institutional readiness

    • Improve cross-sectoral coordination using water and IWRM approaches

    • Develop implementation partnerships

    • Support absorption by the Parties

  • Support the planning agenda with learning and demonstration – turn the Nairobi Guiding Principles into action

  • Work to support the Parties on building resilience as outlined in the Chairs Text on Adaptation

  • Focus on adaptation within wider development frameworks -

    • adaptation will be more effective where it uses and builds on lessons from WRM

    • resilience is built on diversity


Our developing approach

5.Policy coherence

6.Programme coordination & communication

Our Developing Approach

GOAL

Ecosystem-based strategies for climate resilience implemented

1.Resilient development & climate adaptation

2.Adaptive governance & self organisation

3.Learning, leadership & networking

4.Infrastructure economics


Thank you

Thankyou


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