Groundwater pumping is intensifying as water availability becomes more erratic. But pumping water for irrigation contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. IWMI is working to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects.
Around the globe, cities will face a much higher probability of extreme weather events. The brunt of costs will be borne by their most vulnerable residents: the old, the poor and others who lack wealth and political connections to protect themselves.
Globally, the displacement of people due to the impacts of disasters and climate change is now at a record high. Evacuations are an important life-saving emergency response – a temporary measure to move people to safety in the face of imminent harm.
Mayor Juan Espadas, in partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, commits to developing methodology for heat wave naming and categorization, beginning in 2022.