Bottom-up approaches are often technical and complex. How do you know which approach to use? What do these methods look like when applied to real-world cases? This collection of videos will serve to provide explanations and examples of the bottom-up climate adaptation approaches described throughout the site. More videos will be added over time.

This video from Deltares describes the Adaptation Pathways approach that is used by policymakers and planners to manage uncertainty. (4:48)

This video walks you through the EEDS process by using a hypothetical case study of the Iowa River in the U.S. to explore alternatives for addressing climate-induced flood risk. (5:45)

This video from Millennium Challenge Corporation describes CRIDA through an explanation of Decision Scaling and Adaptation Pathways. (8:26)

This video presents a case study using Collaborative Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA). It walks viewers through the process in a step-by-step manner using the case of the Iolanda Water Treatment Plant in Zambia as an example. (10:30)

This video provides an overview of Decision Scaling and how it contrasts from traditional decision making. How do we use modeled information in a more appropriate manner? How do bottom-up approaches differ from top-down approaches? (4:53)

This video comes from an AGWA presentation at COP21 in Paris. It provides an overview of climate and water issues and outlines some approaches to manage for transformation using bottom-up vulnerability assessments and adaptive management. (10:13)

In this video, Dr. Casey Brown gives a presentation on Decision Scaling in the early days after its creation (circa 2010). Applications to the Niger River Basin and North America's Great Lakes are also presented as examples of applying the framework. (52:49)

About the Knowledge Platform

The Knowledge Platform is designed to promote and showcase an emerging set of approaches to water resources management that address climate change and other uncertainties -- increasing the use of "bottom-up approaches" through building capacity towards implementation, informing relevant parties, engaging in discussion, and creating new networks. This is an ongoing project of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) funded by the World Bank Group.

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