The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Coastal communities

Delivering risk management strategies for coastal communities

Call for reviewers for PEARL knowledge base on resilience strategies

Rapid urbanisation in coastal areas, combined with climate change and poor governance, can lead to a significant increase in the risk of local pluvial flooding. Considering also high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, there can be a greater risk of devastation in coastal communities.

There is a growing need to improve forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities using state of art science and technology to help policy makers, urban planners and emergency services to develop robust risk reduction strategies.

To tackle this challenge, the Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions (PEARL) project funded by the European Union is assisting the development of adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities, taking a multidisciplinary approach integrating social, environmental and technical research and innovation. Read More...

#ClimateIsWater - Indonesian Coastal Communities Affected by Climate Change

In the fourth episode of the #ClimateIsWater series is Daniel Murdiyarso, Principle Scientist for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Dr. Murdiyarso addresses how climate change has especially affected vulnerable coastal communities in Indonesia via sea level rise and loss of productivity. He also explores the relationship between coastal areas and the inland hydrological cycle and explains the role of the IPCC guideline for wetlands and coastal wetlands. Make sure to check out this episode and keep checking on the AGWA Blog and the #ClimateIsWater Vimeo Channel for future installments and previous episodes.