Celebrating resilience on World Water Day
Water is the essential ingredient of life. But changes in the climate are putting water at risk – on the farm, in the home, on the coast, through our rivers and oceans, and even underground. As we celebrate World Water Day, see how UNDP is working with national governments, civil society, thought leaders, vulnerable communities, donors and other key stakeholders to support innovative water-focused climate change adaptation projects across the globe.
Climate Resilient Integrated Water Resource and Coastal Management Signature Programmes
UNDP supports countries to promote integrated, ecosystem-based, climate-resilient management of the world’s major freshwater and marine trans-boundary waters systems through improved water and ocean governance. Learn more about our signature programmes.
- The Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers in the Dry Zone to Climate Variability and Extreme Events project will address water quality and quantity issues that impact people who are dependent upon village irrigation systems in the Dry Zones of Sri Lanka.
- The Building Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Sudan project's main goal is to contribute to reduce the vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of Sudan's agriculture sector to climate change impacts.
- The Integrating climate change risk management by vulnerable communities in the Greater Caucasus region of Azerbaijan project aims to reduce vulnerability of the mountain communities of the Greater Caucasus region of Azerbaijan to climate change-induced water stress and flood hazards with improved water and flood management.
- The Supporting Vulnerable Communities in Maldives to Manage Climate Change-Induced Water Shortages project will increase rainfall collection capacity in target 49 islands at least threefold; improve groundwater management, including monitoring, effective replenishment and controlled extraction; and increase water production capacity through solar-based desalinization to secure sufficient back up resources for timely distribution to island households during extended dry periods. This system will be able to maintain service levels against a context of rainfall variability and sea level rise.