The potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to help communities adapt to climate change is increasingly being recognised. This book investigates this potential in the water sector. It includes theoretical considerations for project decision making, regional explorations of the application of ICTs in contexts of water stress in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, as well as emerging research questions in the field. Several case studies are also included to highlight the application of technology in communities and water projects.
The reports gathered here should be considered exploratory, and are written primarily from the perspective of the ICT for development sector. To this extent they break new ground, and flag key areas for further investigation in a growing concern with the sustainability of natural resources globally.