WISE-UP to Climate

WISE-UP to Climate is a project which will demonstrate natural infrastructure as a 'nature-based solution' for climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

The project's name stands for 'Water Infrastructure Solutions from Ecosystem Services Underpinning Climate Resilient Policies and Programmes'.

The project will develop knowledge on how to use portfolios of built water infrastructure (eg. dams, levees, irrigation channels) and natural infrastructure (eg. wetlands, floodplains, watersheds) for poverty reduction, water-energy-food security, biodiversity conservation, and climate resilience.

WISE-UP will run over a four-year period (2013-2017) and link ecosystem services more directly into water infrastructure development, starting with work in the Tana (Kenya) and Volta (Ghana-Burkina Faso) river basins. The project is coordinated by a global partnership that brings together the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Ghana (CSIR), The African Collaborative Center for Earth System Sciences (ACCESS) - University of Nairobi, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI),  the University of Manchester, the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Wetlands

Wetlands

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WISE-UP Partners

 

WISE-UP Partners

WISE-UP Partners

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WISE-UP to climate
  • WISE-UP to climate - flyer

    WISE-UP to climate - flyer

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  • White Volta Tributary, Burkina Ghana border

    White Volta Tributary, Burkina Ghana border

    Photo: IUCN\Danielle Maitre Perrot

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    Logo BMU

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