The International Development Research Centre’s Climate Change and Water programme aims to help developing country researchers to understand the consequences of climate change on water resources and to find ways to improve the ability of citizens and governments to adapt to the changing environment. The program has recently launched a call for proposals for its new graduate research awards entitled “Adaptation H2O”.
Adaptation H2O aims to promote important research on the water-related impacts of climate change as well as to build the capacity of students working in this field.
Adaptation H2O will provide research awards with a maximum of CA$15,000 each: up to 7 to graduate students from developing countries (enrolled in a masters or PhD program) and 2 to Canadian citizens or permanent residents (enrolled in a PhD program). For this first call (2010-2011), proposals must address one or more of the following themes:
- Economic analysis related to climate change adaptation
- Gender analysis of adaptation strategies
- Use information and communication technologies (ICTs) and spatial decision support systems for adaptation
- Adaptation strategies that examine water supply and clean energy together
Source: R4D, 09 Aug 2010