Image of cyclone Yaas (May 2021) hitting coastal Bangladesh. Photo credit: Lutfor Rahman

27 September 2021

Climate shocks, adaptation and water security: how research can support action

Dr Anna Murgatroyd discusses different ways in which adaptation can improve climate resilience, drawing on research from our recent ‘Water Security for Climate Resilience’ report.

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Women are fleeing their homes due to severe floods in Bangladesh, 2017. Credit: Farid Ahmed

19 August 2021

How social inequalities amplify water-related climate vulnerability

Dr Sonia Hoque, Dr Catherine Grasham and Dr Marina Korzenevica shed light on the lived experiences of water-related climate vulnerability to re-emphasise the importance of social research to ensure just outcomes in the fight against climate change.

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Sulem Hire 9, uses a rope attached to a jerry can to pull water from a borehole in Hadhwe sub-district. Sulem says because it’s the school break season she can help her family with household chores particularly needed in this difficult drought affected season. February 1, 2017, Hadhawe village, Somali regional state, Ethiopia. ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Ayene

10 August 2021

Putting power, politics and people at the heart of climate resilience

In this explainer, Dr Catherine Fallon Grasham breaks down the concept of climate resilience, what it is and why it is political. She argues for anyone working on climate resilience to keep power, politics and people at the heart of policy and practice.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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