An Assessment of Water Security, Development, and Climate Change in Iloilo, Philippines and the Tigum-Aganan Watershed

In 2013, USAID expects to release guidance on a climate resilient development framework as well as an annex to that framework specific to climate change and water. This case study is the first to use the concepts in these guidance documents for an on-the-ground assessment of water security. The USAID’s Office of Global Climate Change worked with the USAID Philippines Mission to select the City of Iloilo and the surrounding Tigum-Aganan Watershed (TAW) as the focus of this water security assessment. Iloilo was selected because the TAW faces significant climate vulnerabilities, and the City of Iloilo is one of three cities participating in the USAID/Philippines City Development Initiative (CDI), which is part of the Partnership for Growth (PFG) initiative.

The objectives of this field work were to: (1) identify current and future water security and climate risks to Iloilo’s economic growth; (2) engage local partners in the assessment, laying the foundation to build capacity and ownership; and (3) identify and analyze a set of options for addressing these risks. An additional objective of this case study was to pilot USAID’s climate resilient development framework and the water sector annex in order to provide feedback on those documents and their approaches.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Last updated: February 18, 2015