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2013-04-24 | project

Household adaptation to seasonal drought in rural drinking water systems

Project contribute to reducing vulnerability to climate change and to help promoting the development of adaptation strategies that guarantee the human right to water for poor villagers in rural areas.

Water resources are a key input for the effective policy design needed to minimize the expected negative impacts, especially for the most vulnerable groups in society. Our project builds on the existing works analyzing motivations to autonomous adaptation, mostly conducted in the context of agriculture. These studies highlight the role of self-insurance efforts to reduce the adverse effects of climate change, the recognition of the need to adapt, perceived climate risk, costs of adaptation, and potential reduction in damage and social networks and social skills. The goal linked to the proposal “Household adaptation to seasonal drought in rural drinking water systems” is to contribute to reducing vulnerability to climate change and to help promoting the development of adaptation strategies that guarantee the human right to water for poor villagers in rural areas.