This study focused on peri-urban areas outside Bangalore to understand how forces of development, urbanisation and climate change are shaping these places. We have found that people are deprived with regard to poverty, especially in the dimensions of nutrition, water, sanitation and house floor.
Vulnerability assessments are necessary to ensure local communities adequately cope and adapt to both extreme events and climate change impacts. For many institutions working on climate change and disaster management, the high level of vulnerability for communities can come as a wake-up call.
Working with local partners at three cities on this project on climate change communication to build city resilience, the research team realized there were a number of misunderstanding concerning communication. This confusion led to ineffective and inadequate climate change programs.
Coordination of activities undertaken by water users and water service providers to undertake short-term planning for the use and delivery of water resources while taking into account likely end of rainy season outcomes. Such planning is critical to adequately support economic activities.
The formalization of RWH at the household and community level to improve water quality, the sharing of availability information, inclusion of extra storage for climate variability. For agriculture, the use of check dams to capture run-off for use for micro-irrigation.
The ecosystems and livelihoods of the Ugandan population are threatened by climate change, which is manifested in escalating droughts, floods, and variability in the seasons.
Fish farmers who are well connected with other fish farmers, whether it is through informal networks, clubs or formal associations, have better access to information about climate risks and options to manage these risks.
Fish farmers adjust stocking practices at different times of the year to take into account seasonally-varying risks of floods and droughts at their location.
The Can Tho researching group focused on the concerns of school children with respect to climate change by utilizing fun and interactive communication tools involving songs and flash mob competitions. Children were taught about climate change issues and how they relate their own communities.
Researchers in the Quy Nhon region used game theory approaches to communicate local impacts related to climate change to city planners and policy makers. Game theory is the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.