Background and Goals
The objective of the ADAPT project is to develop and promote adaptation strategies for nutrition and the environment, to mitigate the negative impact of climate change and climate variability. Seven river drainage basins worldwide were selected to allow a comparison of regional and global adaptation strategies.
- Low mountain ranges left and right of Rhine
- Upper Rhine Rift
- West German lowland bay
Steps in the process of adaptation to climate change
Step 1: Understand and describe climate change
Projections for climate variability, particularly in terms of precipitation, for the periods 1960-1990 (reference), 2010-2039 and 2070-2099 on a global scale.
reference period: 1960-1990
Step 2a: Identify and assess risks - climate effects and impact
Changes in food production, food demand and changes in the climate related water situation in the river drainage basins are mapped.
Step 3: Develop and compare measures
Strategies for all ADAPT river drainage basins are analysed. The strategies aim to allow investments in new irrigation systems and investments and management reforms to improve the quality of the ecosystem to be evaluated.
IVM: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
IVM - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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