CCRD Products Related to the Middle East

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

Governance Annex
PDF, Technical report, 10.6 MB, 64 pps
ID: 037

Governing for Resilience: An Annex to the USAID Climate-resilient Development Framework

CCRD Program(s): Climate-resilient Development Framework

Description: Development initiatives that identify and foster policies, laws, and institutional mechanisms that promote and facilitate adaptive governance can significantly strengthen climate resilience. This report demonstrates how to incorporate governance into climate-resilient development to avoid undermining goals through insufficient enforcement of regulations, inadequate communication with key stakeholders, or poor coordination across government agencies. This publication draws on real-world examples from countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Bhutan, Trinidad, Tobago, the Cayman Islands, Jordan, Jamaica, Namibia, Pakistan, Panama, and the Philippines. Content includes a list of suggested resources for further reading and information on how to consider property rights and resource tenure systems within the context of climate-resilient development. Appendices provide a set of practical tools for development practitioners, including sets of sample questions that map to the stages of USAID’s climate-resilient development framework, resources for governance assessments, and approaches to improving governance.

Related Topics: Afghanistan/Pakistan, Africa, Asia, disaster response, innovative governance, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, water