Do we need to worry about water in the Amazon?

The economy of the Amazon region relies heavily on water for transport and livelihoods. Important also for the regional water cycle, the Amazon ecosystems are threatened by climate change, although there is little knowledge about the likelihood of adverse events and potentially related vulnerabilities. Therefore research and building up capacities for collective action are cornerstones of adaptation to climate change. Since 2008, strategic policy approaches have emerged. The region has only started to prepare itself for the things to come.


Jan Börner
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Amazon Initiative
Belém, Brazil
j.borner(at)cgiar.org
 
Johannes Scholl
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Agência da GTZ no Brasil
Brasilia - DF, Brazil
johannes.scholl(at)gtz.de