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Shifting Course: Climate Change Adaptation for Water Management Institutions

Eliot Levine, Jonathan Cook, Sarah Freeman, and Margot Hill
Created: 11/11/2011 - Updated: 2/15/2019


A key challenge for successful climate change adaptation is the development of institutions that can respond more effectively to an uncertain climate future. Because water is the main medium through which we are likely to experience climate change, institutions that play a role in water resources management have a particular need to become more adaptive in their operations and interactions. WWF-US has just published Shifting Course: Adaptation for Water Management Institutions, a report that identifies a set of principles for climate-adaptive institutions. The report includes five case studies from around the world that highlight different institutional responses to climate change and related challenges.

Published On

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Sector Addressed: 
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Flow patterns
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Design or reform institutions