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22 participants from different stakeholders groups in Cape Town joined forces to find better ways to adapt to climate change within the water sector.
The workshop, which took place on 29 October 2007, was carried out in the context of the ADAM project (Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change) but with the particular focus on exploring adaptation to climate change within the water sector.
Tom Downing, Centre Director for SEI Oxford, took part in the workshop along with Gina Ziervogel, Moliehi Shale, Anna Taylor and Takeshi Takama.
There is considerable engagement and interest in issues around response to climate change within the water sector, and this reflects the feeling that not enough is being done and that there is need to explore further.
It is also evident that despite the lack of a strategic climate change adaptation response strategy there are a number of policies, programmes and actions that have been implemented within the water sector that could be viewed as adaptation to climate change.
About the ADAM project
ADAM (Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: supporting European climate policy) is an integrated research project running from 2006 to 2009 that will lead to a better understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts that exist between adaptation and mitigation policies.
ADAM will support EU policy development in the next stage of the development of the Kyoto Protocol and will inform the emergence of new adaptation strategies for Europe.
The research tasks of SEI include adaptation capacity and measures across different sectors and climate adaptation and development in developing countries.