Regional Focus South Asia ([WP9]

In Bangladesh, we worked to inform planners in the Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins identify their requirements for the research relevant and ensure that project outputs address these needs.

At the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) we lead the Ganga River Basin Management Plan and we are experts in regionally appropriate adaptation. We therefore engaged with the stakeholders at the top of the decision hierarchy consisting of policy makers, representatives from sectors such as agriculture and water, and researchers and representatives of international agencies.

  • We assessed the impacts of climate change in our region implied by the current state-of-the-art regional climate projections.
  • We have tested and improved climate and impacts modelling against data in South Asia.
  • We have improved the understanding of socio-economic aspects of climate change in the region and socio-economic vulnerability, including existing and novel climate impact coping mechanisms.
  • We have provided improved assessment of the impacts of climate change using new climate and impacts models.

We presented our research in the form of Reports and Deliverables:

Deliverable 9.3 Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis: Ganga River basin, Brahmaputra River flows, Boro rice production

Deliverable 9.4 Technical Final report – results from coupling various models

Deliverable 9.5 Policy brief detailing the results from the adaptation assessment