People, communities and society are vulnerable to harm arising from a range of sources. Extreme weather events and climate change add to the challenges of rapid urbanisation, population growth and environmental degradation. In order to cope with these problems, people, communities and society need to be resilient; that is, to be able to recover from such shocks and stresses, and have coping strategies to deal with them.
In this study session, you will be looking at various approaches to climate change resilience. You will learn about some particular features of resilience in the water sector, as well as strategic responses to climate change. You will also find out about resilience in urban areas and early warning systems that provide information to help us respond to hazards.