Climate change and WASH services delivery – Is improved WASH governance the key to effective mitigation and adaptation?

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Publication Title

Climate change and WASH services delivery – Is improved WASH governance the key to effective mitigation and adaptation?

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Charles Batchelor, Ton Schouten, Stef Smits, Patrick Moriarty and John Butterworth

Publication Date

2009

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Summary

Taking a WASH practitioner’s perspective, this paper determines whether climate change is very different in nature from other challenges facing the WASH sector and, more specifically, whether a new set of interventions, methods, tools or approaches is needed to address climate change challenges.

The nature and scope of possible climate change impacts, both negative and positive, on WASH services delivery, are identified and discussed.

Rather than considering these impacts in isolation, the paper considers climate change as one of many important and uncertain external factors that can have a profound direct or indirect effect on WASH services delivery.

This detailed look at the potential impacts of climate change on WASH service delivery is essential reading for anyone needing to prepare and inform future approaches and activities.

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Climate change

Adaptation activities

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 ClimateChangeWASHServicesDelivery.pdf

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