Thursday, October 20, 2022

Online tool helps people in rural India adapt to climate change

An online tool that gives people in rural India access to drought early warnings and geographic data to help them find ways to adapt to climate change has been devised by IIED and is being rolled out in several states. The Climate Resilience Information System and Planning Tool (CRISP-M) allows communities to see information such as existing land use, soil type, drainage characteristics and ground water conditions for their local area which helps them to plan how best to respond to climate change. It has been designed to work in tandem with the Indian government’s nationwide social protection programme which guarantees those without other means of income a wage in return for work constructing water conservation or harvesting structures. Read More