Dynamic Adaptive Management Pathways for Drinking Water Security in Kiribati

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Climate Change Management, 2017, pp. 287 - 301
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© 2017, Springer International Publishing AG. The dynamic adaptive management pathways (DAMP) approach was designed to build the skills of community facilitators to lead participatory decision-making processes for the delivery of basic services under a changing climate. It provides facilitators with a range of tools for leading conversations at the community level. It will also help to build skills and knowledge which will enable the community to participate in identifying solutions that are relevant and appropriate for their context. The approach aims to build the adaptive capacity of communities in the outer islands of Kiribati to identify indicators/triggers, that draw upon various knowledge systems, including traditional knowledge, to define thresholds or limits to specific water related adaptation strategies. This will empower them to monitor adaptation strategies and subsequently contribute to the development of future adaptation strategies that will support the diversification of water resources. A handbook (in both English and iKiribati) has been produced, and provides an outline of how to: better understand the impacts of climate change on possible water supply optionsidentify indicators of when a new water option should be planned. The tools and processes that are presented are flexible enough to be applied to a range of situations.
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