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Integrated Water Resources Management as an Approach for Climate Change Adaptation: Comparative Lesson Drawing

1 September 2014 - 31 August 2016

PI/s in Exeter: Dr David Benson

Funding awarded: £ 120,657

Sponsor(s): Leverhulme

About the research

Countries such as Bangladesh face fundamental threats from climate change. Here, national policy adaptation responses implement Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) but significant demand exists for knowledge of comparative national practice to enhance institutional capacity and programme effectiveness. The project therefore will establish a collaborative international network of leading scholars in order to facilitate ‘lesson drawing’ on innovative IWRM practices for implementation of adaptation initiatives in Bangladesh. This objective will be achieved through: (i) building an international network of IWRM and adaptation experts; (ii) coordinating research events in Bangladesh and five other countries; (iii) disseminating research to academics and policymakers. 



Leverhulme Trust