|Title:||Space-aided climate change adaptation : Adapting to Water and Air Realities on Earth (AWARE)|
|Material Type:||ISU Team Project reports|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2018|
|Size:||1 electronic resource (xviii, 87 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Air--Pollution ; Artificial satellites in earth observation ; Artificial satellites in remote sensing ; Climatic changes ; Climatic changesMitigation ; Floods ; Global environmental change ; Population--Environmental aspects ; Sustainable urban development|
"Climate change is a reality where current mitigation strategies are failing and as a result require adaptation strategies. While climate change has many facets, we address adaptation to two particular environmental hazards: air pollution and floods, both of which cause significant and often devastating loss of life and assets every year.
Our AWARE Foundation, assists cities in becoming climate proof through a space-aided integrated Early Warning System (iEWS) and adapted urban planning. Our focus is on adaptation strategies for cities in least developed countries (LDCs), as defined by the United Nations, where population density is at its highest, and hazards affect a large number of people who are very vulnerable to change.
Space technology can significantly improve currently existing systems and that our solution can raise AWAREness about the need to adapt climate change. We have assessed our solution via two case studies: Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). We have evaluated how best to apply our iEWS and how to help develop plans for an adaptable and integrated urban infrastructure, into cities with different economic contexts and at different levels of hazard awareness. These solutions can be implemented by reaching out to, and aiding the communities we serve."
|Contents note:||1.1 Definitions and scope 1.2 Existing law and policy 2.1 AWARE Foundation 2.2 Integrated Early Warning System (iEWS) 2.3 Smart cities 2.4 Conclusion 3.1 Current situation in Dhaka/Bangladesh 3.2 Smart city adaptation 3.3 Conclusion|
|ISU program :||Space Studies Program|
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