Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
Climate change is a reality that must now be taken into account in designing or rehabilitating every sensitive scheme, in evaluating water resources at a regional or local scale and in managing flood risks.
Artelia has specialist teams able to assess the impact of climate change on various natural environments (coasts, rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, etc.), propose adaptation strategies and accompany them with a pertinent economic analysis.
Since it is exposed to cyclones, flooding and torrential rain, and with rapid urbanisation and growth of cultivated areas, Madagascar is the 7th most vulnerable country in the world to climate change (according to IRC 2019 – global index for climate-related risks).
Vulnerability assessment and definition of adaptation solutionsto reduce risks for harbour facilities and operations.
- Determination of development issues and climate change adaptation measures
- Identification of an investment programme
Strategic hotspot subjected to intense anthropogenic pressures and highly vulnerable to vagaries of climate change.
In the Riou river basin, the floods likely to affect the sector can be very intense and fast, and the dense urban development can generate significant runoff.
- Socio-economic analysis of the consequences of river Rhone flooding
- Definition of priority actions on the scale of the Plan Rhône programme
- Focus on economic activities
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Tunisia) and the Coastal Protection and Development Agency (APAL) are jointly implementing a programme aiming to “reduce vulnerability and risks related to climate change in vulnerable coastal areas of Tunisia”.