ADAPT – Adaptation to climate change. Water, Food and Nature

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.

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Research area/region

Country
  • global
Natural spatial classification
  • 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

Approach and results 

Projections for climate variability, particularly in terms of precipitation, for the periods 1960-1990 (reference), 2010-2039 and 2070-2099 on a global scale.

Further times 

reference period: 1960-1990

Step 2a: Identify and assess risks - climate effects and impact

Approach and results 

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

Measures and/or strategies 

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.

Participants

Project management 

IVM: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Cooperation/Partners 

UNESCO IHE
Future Water
SEI-Boston
WRI Ghana
ZEF-Bonn
ID-Sri Lanka
IWMI
TMU-Iran
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Contact

IVM - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam.
Netherlands

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Fields of action:
 agriculture  biological diversity  coastal and marine protection