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Annex: Water

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