Desktop Study: Adaptation Strategies for Water and Agricultural Sectors in South-East Asia

Desktop Study: Adaptation Strategies for Water and Agricultural Sectors in South-East Asia

PUBLISHED DATE

January 2013

The phenomena of climate change will impact 8 of the ASEAN member countries, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia. It has been estimated that in the next 40 years the number of people being impacted by this water stress shall increase by 4 to 5 times. The focus of the report has been on these countries based on a stocktaking analysis provided by the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia. The purpose of the study is to illustrate the current status of adaptation, and the possibilities within the region. The report also investigates how these countries can learn from each other and the scientific community in order to define some adaptation strategies as possible next steps and priorities in the status of water and agriculture management from a socio-economic perspective.The report concludes that strategies outlined in the report have overcome gaps in coordination and communication at the regional and local levels and between national governments and international agencies. The study highlights the importance of creating unified policies and coherent strategies in order to enhance resilience and reduce vulnerability in the Water and Agriculture sectors in South East Asia.