Hydrology Study and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment to inform Management Planning of Khijadiya Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat


General Information:

Author: Indo-German Biodiversity Programme (IGBP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Year of publication: 2017

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Format of assessment: Guideline

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: Six years including the data collection of various meteorological parameters

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Local/community

Details: Wildlife sanctuary level

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Local decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe, Asia

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: India (wildlife sanctuaries)

Sectors covered: Water sector

Details: Hydrological study

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Conducting a hydrological analysis of the wetland, including the review of current water management practices and recommending measures for the maintenance of hydrological regimes in support of biodiversity and ecosystem services; Assessing vulnerability of the wetland to climate change and identifying adaptation options; Assessing carbon sequestration potential and flux of the wetland

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Details: Framework for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Climate Change developed by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat along with modelling tools was used

Risk components incorporated: Vulnerability, risk, hazard

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Sea level rise, Flood, Extreme rainfall

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Hydrological data, climate data

Temporal scale: Multiple

Details: Current, Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Details: Priority on non-economic losses

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No

Details: Does not include EWE


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Details: Recommendations for improving adaptive capacity

Usefulness for political purposes: Can be useful for politicans that work on the legislation for governmental conservation areas

Applied by whom: GIZ & IGBP

Open access: Yes