Clean Energy and Water : an Assessment of Services for Adaptation to Climate Change

Energy is critical in managing the distribution and quality of water. This project will analyze the way water and renewable energy services can be combined in order to enhance the resilience of resource-constrained communities to climate variability.

This project aims to assess the potential of - and barriers to - the use of decentralized renewable energy technologies, as opposed to fossil-fuel based large-scale-systems. Independent researchers will prepare 12 case studies that will provide the basis for four reports to be presented and discussed in an expert meeting (workshop).

The workshop is expected to address research concerning the following:

  • factors limiting or promoting decentralized renewable energy uptake;
  • the role of policies, regulations and information and communication technology (ICT) in enhancing water and energy services; and
  • the consequences of renewable energy uptake in small communities.

It is anticipated that the workshop proceedings and papers will be published.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, August 12, 2010

End Date

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Leone, Michele

Total funding

CA$ 280,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, North and Central America, South America, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Climate Change