PFS On Climate Change Adaptation Kicked-Off In Mysore, India

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A CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) on an “Integrated Drainage System and Climate Change Adaptation Project” was kicked off last 2 February, after the commitment given by Stakeholders in January 2015.

The city of Mysore in India, situated by the rivers Cauvery and Kabini and a number of other drainage channels, is vulnerable to sewer contamination and random dumping of solid waste. In spite of several interventions including an earlier ADB assistance, there are still gaps and hazards that need to be addressed by identifying an appropriate integrated system that includes climate change adaptation. This will help identify the right interventions that need to be built by international and national experts who are working closely with MCC for the next 6 months.

This PFS is the first urban climate change adaptation project in India and is expected to provide an implementable climate change adaptation project and to strengthen the capacity of MCC in understanding different international best practices through CDIA and Adapt Asia – the key partner in providing support to MCC. Earlier, ICLEI and Rockefeller carried out an initial assessment on Climate Resilient Strategy for Mysore, which will now be a basis for identifying projects that are implementable.

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