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Climate change and WASH services delivery
Is improved WASH governance the key to effective mitigation and adaptation?
This paper attempts to identify and discuss the nature and scope of possible climate change impacts (negative and positive) on WASH services delivery. Rather than consider these impacts in isolation, the paper considers climate change as one of many important and uncertain external factors that can have a profound direct or indirect effect on WASH services delivery. Although the paper does not attempt to provide an exhaustive assessment of the state of climate change knowledge, recent literature is summarised and specific attention is given to the high levels of uncertainty in this knowledge and in recommendations resulting from it.