ADAPTS ultimately aims to ensure that the potential and effectiveness of local actions and measures are recognised at higher policy levels, and local actors are actively involved in the design and implementation of policies and plans related to water management and climate change.

ADAPTS therefore supports the development of platforms for dialogues on issues of sustainable water management and adaptation to climate change. The dialogues allow for sharing information between civil society, researchers and governments, and facilitate trust and ownership building. The activities aim for the integration of climate change and adaptation considerations in policy and planning processes at higher policy levels, and for the creation of an enabling environment for local actions.

ADAPTS also contributes to the international policy discussions on implementing and financing of adaptation, by providing a practical approach to adaptation in the context of water management, and concrete examples of adaptation (see also Climate Policy).


Knowledge development
Local action