Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Water Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

Author(s): 
Emma Back et. al. (Compiled by)
Year: 
2012
Location: 
Global
Type of Resource: 
Best Practice / Lessons Learned

This thematic brief summarises the key findings of the report relevant to water resources, and water management. It draws exclusively on material from SREX. It includes an assessment of the science and the implications for society and sustainable development. It is intended to be useful for policy-makers, decision-takers and planners, locally, nationally, and regionally. In recognition that these readers will have many competing calls on both their time and budgets, this brief seeks to highlight key thematic findings and learning from SREX. It makes suggestions for immediate action to avoid further damage from climate extremes and to build a more resilient future with benefits that go beyond water management.