CCRD Products Related to Adaptive Technology

PDF, Case Study, 5.3 MB, 72 pps

ID: 016

An Assessment of Water Security, Development, and Climate Change in Iloilo, Philippines, and the Tigum-Aganan Watershed
February 2013

CCRD Program(s): Climate-resilient Development Framework


This report details a water security and climate risk assessment that USAID performed in Iloilo, Philippines, and the surrounding Tigum-Aganan Watershed. In Iloilo, climate impacts such as floods, intense storms, droughts, and changes in temperatures and precipitation will interact with existing water security stressors to adversely affect the population. The report provides a case study demonstrating how to incorporate USAID’s Climate-resilient Development Framework into water sector planning for infrastructure projects, monitoring programs, and governance decisions. The report also covers assessment methods; ways to translate an assessment into adaptation options; and how to evaluate options according to criteria, such as effectiveness, feasibility, and cost.

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, adaptive technology, disaster response, innovative governance, protection, adaptation research, extreme weather events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, Asia, agriculture, coastal, infrastructure, tourism, water

Climate change and water
PDF, Technical Report, 7.9 MB, 163 pps

ID: 036

Climate Change and Water: An Annex to the USAID Climate-Resilient Development Framework January 2015

CCRD Program(s): Climate-Resilient Development Framework


As an annex to the USAID climate-resilient development framework, this technical publication provides water managers and development practitioners with a comprehensive yet succinct summary of climate vulnerability and change and the challenges it poses for freshwater resources and development. It further provides key strategies for adapting to climate and non-climate stressors. Appendix A provides documentation on several adaptation actions within an integrated water resources management context. The publication also suggests resources for further reading and provides information briefs on various international adaptation projects, including: improving water distribution (Ethiopia), capturing airport runway runoff (Marshall Islands), canal improvement to ensure irrigation (Afghanistan), grey water (Jordan), reclaiming water (Namibia and Singapore), wastewater recycling and desalination (Middle East and North Africa), water supply and demand (India), limiting fertilizer use (Nicaragua and Guatemala), wetlands restoration (Iraq), rethinking leather production (Zimbabwe), protecting coastal zones and assessing freshwater resources (Tanzania), elevating homes (Bangladesh), disaster preparation and warning (Mozambique), preventing flooding (Honduras and India), microfinance and insurance (Haiti), restoring wetlands (China), institutional support and strengthening program (Jordan), training for local stakeholders (Kenya), enhancing transparency and accountability (Zambia), educating stakeholders (Mexico), trans-boundary diagnostic analysis (Angola, Namibia, Botswana), integrating water governance (Panama), coordinating water management (Uganda), and coordinating information sharing (Mekong River Basin).

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, adaptive technology, disaster response, innovative governance, protection, extreme weather events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, agriculture, health, infrastructure, natural resources management, water

PDF, Fact Sheet, 440 KB, 2pps
ID: 060, B2
Climate Change Resilient Development 

CCRD Program(s)
: Adaptation Partnership, Climate Services,  National Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID's CCRD project, as envisioned at the beginning of the project. CCRD activities increase the resilience of people, assets, and livelihoods to climate change impacts by integrating adaptation strategies into the broader development agenda and inducing donors, governments, and the private sector to invest in cost-effective adaptive strategies. The CCRD program focuses on three areas, providing: 1) support to USAID Bureaus and Missions through the development and dissemination of guidance, training, and capacity-building to strengthen the agency’s portfolio of adaptation projects, as well as the mainstreaming of climate concerns into other programs and projects; 2) coordination and support for activities related to U.S. Government climate change programs, including the Adaptation Partnership and Partnership Workshops programs; and 3) technical leadership in emerging areas of climate vulnerability and adaptation that need further innovation, including glaciers and mountains, climate services, and climate-resilient long-term planning.

Related Topics
: Extreme weather events, glacial events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, agriculture, coastal, health, infrastructure, water

PDF, Fact Sheet, 1.1 MB, 2pps
ID: 061, B2
The Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool: Integrating Climate Information into Land-Use Decisions in Vietnam
May 2014 

CCRD Program(s): Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS)

Description: This fact sheet describes the use of the Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool (CIMPACT-DST) in the coastal city of Hue, Vietnam. Hue is subject to significant flooding each year. With a changing climate, population growth, and economic development, the city is concerned about the effect that flooding could have on the city's tourism, public health, and infrastructure. Working with local partners, USAID collected local climate, geospatial, and climate vulnerability data for use with CIMPACT-DST to improve resilience in Hue’s urban planning, infrastructure siting, and design. USAID also conducted training for locals on how to use, manage, and update the tool. USAID developed an expanded version of CIMPACT-DST for use in other Vietnamese cities.

Related Topics
: Adaptive technology, precipitation changes, sea level rise, Asia, coastal, infrastructure

PDF, Guidance Document, 24.7 MB, 34pps
ID: 062, B2
Climate Impacts Decision-Support Tool USER GUIDE, updated August 2013
August 2013 

CCRD Program(s)
: Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS)

: This guidance document describes how to use the Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool (CIMPACT-DST). The document is organized into four sections: 1) quick step guide – basic steps for using the tool; 2) tool overview – introduction to the tool's conceptual and structural framework; 3) getting started – checklist to prepare for best use of the tool; and 4) the tool – step-by-step, detailed instructions on how to use the tool. The document provides the knowledge and capacity to discern situations in which CIMPACT-DST should be used, identify and gather needed information, navigate and complete the tool's required inputs, and understand and use the tool's outputs.

Related Topics: Adaptive technology, precipitation changes, sea level rise, infrastructure

PDF, Technical Report, 2.8 MB, 54 pps
ID: 055, B2
Climate Vulnerabilities and Development in Burkina Faso and Niger: Background Paper
November 2012

CCRD Program(s)
: Other Technical Assistance

Description: This report provides background information on the development context of Burkina Faso and Niger: economic, social, and ecological background; climate change impacts and variability; existing adaptation priorities, ongoing adaptation programs, and remaining adaptation gaps; and recommendations to increase climate resilience. The adaptation recommendations described in the report focus on agriculture, food security, natural resource management, water systems, urban populations, health, infrastructure, and disaster risk reduction. An overarching recommendation is for the national governments of Burkina Faso and Niger to continue to strengthen and implement their long-term climate policies, based on input from a broad range of constituencies, infusing these policies into existing legal and regulatory frameworks across all sectors.

Related Topics
: Adaptation research, adaptive practice/behavior, adaptive technology, capacity building, disaster response, extreme weather events, precipitation changes, temperature changes, Africa, agriculture, health, infrastructure, natural resources management, water


PDF, Fact Sheet, 804 KB, 2 pps

ID: 014

Index Insurance: Building Agricultural Resilience to Climate Variability and Change
February 2014

CCRD Program(s):  Climate Services

Description: This fact sheet describes index insurance, an affordable alternative to conventional insurance that pays out benefits based on conditions exceeding pre-determined thresholds (e.g., rainfall amounts) instead of damage assessment to individuals’ property. USAID partners with the private sector, universities, and local organizations to test and evaluate crop and livestock insurance tailored for farmers and herders in developing countries. The fact sheet summarizes index-insurance programs in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, and Senegal and describes how index insurance can complement proactive resource management efforts (such as water storage) that increase production.

Related Topics: Adaptive technology, adaptive practice/behavior, disaster response, extreme weather events, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture, natural resources management

PDF, Technical Report
, 7.7 MB,
72 pps

ID: 018

Kazakhstan Stakeholder Consultations--Workshop Report February-March 2013
April 2013

CCRD Program(s):  Kazakhstan

Description: This technical report details the findings of four stakeholder workshops that USAID helped conduct as part of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project called “Improving the Climate Resiliency of Kazakhstan Wheat and Central Asian Food Security.” Participants in one workshop were national-level policy makers and stakeholders; participants in the other three workshops were farmers and local authorities. Small group exercises included discussions of the top problems facing the wheat sector, decision-making at the farm level, perceptions of climate change and potential impacts on the wheat sector, assessing vulnerability to climate change and variability, and options for addressing vulnerability.

Related Topics: Adaptive technology, adaptive practice/behavior, extreme weather events, precipitation changes, temperature changes, Asia, agriculture