Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Engaging Housing Developers to Apply Better Storm Water Management as an Effort to Build Flood Resilience

Stories from the field Author: Dwirahmi Suryandari, Nyoman Prayoga

Flood resilience within the Garang Watershed in Central Java has at the least involved two main regions which are Semarang Regency and Semarang City. Semarang Regency, which is located in the upstream area, is ecologically important in terms of flood management that could affect the mid- and downstream area. Therefore, it is important to maintain the quality of the ecosystem and its services that contribute to flood prevention such as the storm water management.


Evidence and urban resilience in Nepal

Stories from the field Author: Kamal Devkota, Kaustuv Raj Neupane

This paper is one of a series ACCCRN has commissioned as a set of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). They provide insight into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystem hazards as cities expand into their broader landscapes. The full Nepal paper is available through this link.


Zinia talks on her research about adaptation strategies in Dhaka

Bangladesh faces multi-dimentional challenges related to population growth, rapid urbanisation, land use change, and natural hazards. But, the severity of these challenges is event more intense given the likely climate change in terms of salinity intrusion, sea level rise, scarcity of fresh water, and increasing frequent of extreme events.

As a citizen of Dhaka, she has witnessed how the city has been growing in an unplanned manner. So, she has tried to learn about these issues and tried to assess why this happens and what we can do as individuals. 


Evidence and urban resilience in Vietnam

Stories from the field Author: Huy NGUYEN

This paper is one of a series ACCCRN has commissioned as a set of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). They provide insight into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystem hazards as cities expand into their broader landscapes. The full Vietnam paper is available through this link.


Climate change resilience through mangroves, a Mumbai case study

Our cities are expanding in all directions, urbanising at a fast pace, at the cost of environmental degradation, giving way to climate change. The climate change impacts are multi dimensional , the major physical impact will be from the temperature increase and sea level rise. It is predicted that around 40 million people will be affected in India by 2050. The coastal cities will be most affected, especially when there is vast income disparities. Mumbai City is one of the most vulnerable city to sea level rise. Mangroves are the key climate change resilience component for coastal cities.