EADI: Do Inclusive Scenarios Contribute to Reduce Water Vulnerabilities Facing Climate Change in Metropolitan Cities?

How do cities face uncertain water and hydro-energetic risks in front of Climate Change? This question has a complex answer since it is necessary, first at all, to understand the links and interactions between water, territory and metropolitan city in terms of the relationship between water governance and territory (urban and rural). Secondly, how do these interactions link with citizen participation and how effective and articulated are multi-actor processes within and between levels of government (national, regional, provincial and district)? Does the institutional framework permit to articulate and integrate interventions in different territorial scales (basin, metropolitan city, neighborhood, and house levels)? Are these spaces sufficient and efficient for facilitating this interaction and integration in order to reduce water vulnerabilities facing Climate Change scenarios to 2050? All these questions are formulated in the context a metropolitan city like Lima in Peru.

We will face these challenges within the Chance2Sustain research project financed by the European Union, in which Foro is taking part. In a context where water governance experiences (urban or rural) are still in construction, it will not be possible to measure their success, but it will rather be possible to understand the political/institutional conditions in which the agendas of climate change adaptation are introduced (or not) into the strategies for metropolitan city development and water management (from the river basin source to household connections). Read the publication

By Rommy K. Torres Molina and Liliana Miranda Sara

Policy Brief No 5 – September 2012