The latest issue of the Climate, Disaster and Development (CDD) Journal features five articles on how the changing climate impacts vulnerable communities and sectors, its contribution to the rise of intense hydrometeorological disasters, and a potential alternative to storing harvested rainwater.
Harvesting and Managing Rainwater using Collapsible Rubber Tank
(Dr. Marisa Sobremisana, Engr. Antonio Gabino Sobremisana, Mr. Jasper Aliangan, and Mr. Simplicio Veluz)
With even urban areas feeling the brunt of climate change and the El Niño phenomenon as manifested in water shortages, this study explored the use and potential of Collapsible Rubber Tanks (CRT), a geotextile fabric-made container, in capturing, filtering, and storing rainwater for household use. Read the abstract or download the article here
Simulating Impacts of ENSO and Climate Change on Sugar Cane Production in Negros Occidental Province, Philippine
(Mr. Edgardo E. Tongson)
This study demonstrates how a crop model can be used to assess the present and mid-century impacts of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and climate change on sugarcane growth and productivity in Negros Occidental, Philippines. The study demonstrated the usefulness of crop models and upscaling methods, which can guide future climate change assessments at larger scales. Read abstract or download the article here
Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Emissions on Global Intense Hydrometeorological Disasters
(Dr. Ramon E. Lopez, Dr. Vinod Thomas, and Mr. Pablo A. Troncoso)
Economics researchers examine some factors that turn natural hazards into devastating disasters. Using a socio-economic framework, researchers determined how climate variables and the increasing risk exposure and vulnerability contribute to the increase in the frequency of hydrometeorological calamities. Read the abstract or download the article here
Philippine Institutions and Complex Institutional Arrangements for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture
(Dr. Sining Cuevas)
Using the Institutional Environment Matrix framework, the study reviewed relevant climate change adaptation (CCA) and agricultural laws and policies, functions and mandates of organizational institutions, and peer-reviewed papers, government reports, and grey literature. The findings show a lack of coordination among relevant agriculture and CCA institutions regarding rules, social structures, and organization, suggesting that institutional analysis should be among the initial steps in CCA planning, and policy and decision-making, in conjunction with scientific and technological discussions. Read the abstract or download the article here
Climate Change Impacts and Transformative Adaptation Strategies among Farming Households in the City of Koronadal, Philippines
(Dr. Lorena L. Sabino, Dr. Juan M. Pulhin, Dr. Josefina T. Dizon, Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz, and Dr. Ma. Victoria O. Espaldon)
The researchers assessed the climate trends, changes, impacts, and adaptation strategies of farm households in five barangays in the Roxas mountain range in Koronadal City, South Cotabato, noting that existing adaptation strategies are merely stop-gap solutions and do not consider the root causes. This study highlights the need for changes in socioeconomic and political structures and processes of the communities, as well as the critical role the local government plays in increasing local awareness of climate change. Read the abstract or download the article here.
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