CCRD Products Related to the Health Sector

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

Description: 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, 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