Adaptation to Climate Change through Effective Water Governance in Ecuador

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Project ID

FOR UNDP: 00048509 GEF AGENCY PROJECT ID: 3520

Project Title

Adaptation to Climate Change through Effective Water Governance in Ecuador

Type

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Focus Areas

CLIMATE CHANGE

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

UNDP, GEF IMPLEMENTING AGENCY

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT OF ECUADOR, EXECUTING AGENCY

Project Partners

* GEF
  • SENAGUA
  • Local governments

Financing

Total: $19,128,100;

Sources of Financing: SCCF, UNDP, Government of Ecuador

Timeframe

2008 - 2012

Status

Ongoing

Project website(s)

Contacts

Contents

Description

The project objective is to reduce Ecuador’s vulnerability to climate change through effective water resource management. The project will mainstream climate change adaptation into water management practices in Ecuador through the integration of climate change risk of the water sector into key national and local development plans, the implementation of adaptation measures, and information management and knowledge brokering.

Expected Outcomes

Outcome 1: Climate change risk on the water sector integrated into key relevant plans and programs. Outcome 2: Strategies and measures that will facilitate adaptation to climate change impacts on water resources implemented at the local level. Outcome 3: Institutional and human capacity strengthened, and information/lessons learned disseminated

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

TYPE LESSONS HERE

Project Outcomes

As part of the project, the Ministry of Environment in Ecuador has developed an on-line application to visualize the Climate Change Scenarios for Ecuador (ECHAM, HadCM3 and TL959), see http://www.pacc-ecuador.org. This tool has been developed by experts of the Meteorological Institute of Cuba (INSMET). This versatile web application allows the user to choose the wanted model (ECHAM, HadCM3, TL959), type of data (monthly, seasonally, annually), time horizon (1900,..2100, as it is the case), the variable (T min, Tmax, Precipitation, Evaporation, Wind velocity, etc), the emission scenario (A2, B2, A1b, as it is the case) and the desired type of graphic. Additionally, the tool helps the user to choose the geographic region of analysis according to the latitude and longitude within the limits of the models (NL, SL, WL, EL). Thanks to this tool, it is now possible to easily communicate the results of the climatic models developed for Ecuador, and will no doubt provide useful support for several initiatives at the academic, research and institutional level in order to observe the main climatic tendencies linked to the climate change scenarios of some models.

References

See also

  1. Social Partnership for the recovery and management of mangrove resources in Puerto Hualtaco, Ecuador
  2. Governance of Water and Sanitation Sector within the MDGs Framework, Ecuador
  3. Governance in the water and sanitation sector in Ecuador within the MDG framework
  4. Financing On-Site Sanitation for the Poor


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