This project used a number of vulnerability assessments to support the creation of risk reduction plans. These plans were developed to respond to both risks (e.g.
In order to identify climate risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options, this project conducted a series of assessments to understand the state of the ecosystem where the study took place (Lake Chilika) and the social and economic vulnerabilit
In addition to identifying two technological/behavioural adaptation tools (tensiometers and direct seeding), this project emphasized spreading awareness of water-saving tools available and the issue of water and energy consumption.
Process of direct seeding: 1) land is levelled with a laser level; 2) short duration variety of rise is used; 3) flat seeding is done with a rice seeder. The laser level is a water-saving strategy in itself.
The tensiometer is a tool used to measure soil moisture and water potential. This simple technical device is placed in the soil and measures if there is enough water to make the plant grow. The device identifies when irrigation is needed.
The researchers developed and used a series of index tools to understand the correlation between human vulnerability and exposure to disaster risk.
The Village Development Committees in Nepal participated in planning processes under worsening climate change scenarios. Each community identified their needs, stakeholders, and who needed to make investments.
One of the barriers to adaptation first identified was the lack of climate change data for the area of Nepal under the study.
A series of 16 articles were published in a magazine aimed at primary and secondary teachers to spread information on climate impacts and adaptation options at a local level. Climate training and workshops were also held to educate teachers.
27 radio-drama episodes were created and broadcast on local radio stations. The researchers also created a policy brief to promote the use of the radio-drama as an education tool.