SP 3.1 Experiences with practical tools and interactive methods to enhance community resilience to droughts

 Thursday 12 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Leeuwen Room II

In East Africa population growth and climate change pose challenges to accessing fresh water for domestic and agricultural uses. Experiences in practice and research show that small scale measures in water management are viable ways to improve livelihoods and agricultural production, and make communities more resilient. We will explore how to use available tools, approaches and insights to improve application and effectiveness of small scale measures. Practitioners and researchers share experiences in using global and
local information, stakeholder and research approaches. We will foster an interactive discussion with the audience about the agenda on small scale measures for the coming years.

Organised by Ralph Lasage, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Partners Cordaid regional office Horn of Africa, Ethiopia
Acacia Water, the Netherlands
Chair Arjen de Vries, Acacia Water, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Paul Hudson, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Presentations

Applying regional models to assess the change in occurrence and impact of drought in East Africa
Ted Veldkamp, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Experiences with suitability mapping of small scale and water buffering measures in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as input for DRR decision making
Arjen de Vries, Acacia Water, the Netherlands

Evaluation of catchment wide effects of climate change and large scale implementation of water buffering in Ethiopia
Ralph Lasage, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Combining stakeholder priorities and inputs from suitability maps to identify and prioritise suitable water management measures: examples from Ethiopia
Moges Bekele, Cordaid regional office Horn of Africa, Ethiopia

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