Climate Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

Water management for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Production and Resources


ADB. 2012. Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food Security. Mandaluyong, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.

Bates, B.C., Kundzewicz, Z.W., Wu, S. & Palutikof, J.P. 2008. Climate change and water. Technical paper of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Geneva, IPCC Secretariat. 210 pp.

Cervigni, R., Liden, R., Neumann, J.E., Strzepek, K.M. 2015. Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Africa's Infrastructure: The Power and Water Sectors. Africa Development Forum; Washington, DC: World Bank. 

Comprehensive Assessment. 2007. Water for food, water for life: the comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture. D. Molden, ed. London, Earthscan and Colombo, International Water Management Institute.

Corominas, J. 2010. Agua y Energía en el riego, en la época de la Sostenibilidad. Ingeniería del Agua, 17(3): 219–233.

FAO. 2007. Modernising irrigation management – the MASSCOTE approach. FAO irrigation and drainage paper No. 63. Rome.

FAO. 2011a. The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture (SOLAW) – managing systems at risk. Rome, FAO and London, Earthscan.

FAO. 2011b. FAO-ADAPT. FAO’s framework programme on climate change adaptation. Rome.

FAO. 2012a. Coping with water scarcity: an action framework for agriculture and food security. Water report No. 38. Rome.

FAO. 2012b. Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes. A guidance document. Rome. 

FAO. 2014. Agriculture’ s greenhouse gas emissions on the rise. In FAO News, online edition, posted on 11 April 2014. 

FAO. 2015. Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of Climate Resilience of Farmers and Pastoralists. Rome.

FAO. 2016a. The State of Food and Agriculture. Climate change, agriculture and food security. Rome.

FAO. 2016b. The agriculture sectors in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. Rome.

FAO. 2016c. Water accounting and auditing. A sourcebook. By Charles Batchelor, Jille Hoogeveen, Jean-Marc Faurès and Livia Peiser. FAO Water Report No 43. Rome.

FAO & German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). 2015. International Workshop: Prospects for solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) in developing countries. Final Report. Rome.

FAO & National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC). 2008. The Near East drought planning manual: guidelines for drought mitigation and preparedness planning. FAO Regional Office for the Near East, Cairo and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center.

Faurès, J.M., Bernardi, M. & Gommes, R. 2010. There is no such thing as an average: how farmers manage uncertainty related to climate and other factors. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 26(4): 523-542.

Groves, D.G. 2006. New methods for identifying robust long-term water resources management strategies for California. Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) Dissertation Series. Santa Monica, USA.

Gommes, R., Acunzo, M., Baas, S., Bernardi, M., Jost, S., Mukhala, E. & Ramasamy, S. 2010. Communication approaches in applied agrometeorology, In K. Stigter, ed. Applied Agrometeorology, pp. 263–287, Heidelberg, Springer.

High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). 2012. Climate change and food security. A report by the HLPE of the Committee on World Food Security. Rome.

Konzmann, M., Gerten, D. & Heinke, J. 2013. Climate impacts on global irrigation requirements under 19 GCMs, simulated with a vegetation and hydrology model. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58: 1-18.

McGray, H., Hammil, A. & Bradley, R. 2007. Weathering the storm: options for framing adaptation and development. Washington, World Resources Institute. In OECD, 2009.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 2009. Integrating climate change adaptation into development co-operation. Policy guidance.

Quni, L. 2011. Climate change impact assessment and adaptation in water resources and irrigated agriculture in 3H region of China. Presentation made at FAO-WB Expert Group meeting on climate change adaptation in agricultural investment in East Asia and the Pacific. FAO and World Bank.

Ray, P.A. & Brown, C.M. 2015. Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design: the decision tree framework. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. 

Roberts, J. 2005. Insurance of crops in developing countries. FAO Agricultural Service Bulletin 159. Rome, FAO.

Seneviratne, S.I., N. Nicholls, D.E., Goodess, C.M., Kanae, S., Kossin, J., Luo Y., Marengo, J., McInnes, K., Rahimi, M., Reichstein, M., Sorteberg, A., Vera, C., & Zhang, X. 2012. Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the natural physical environment. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B.,V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, D.J. Dokken, K.L. Ebi, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, S.K. Allen, M. Tignor, and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA, pp. 109-230.

Shah, T. 2009. Climate change and groundwater: India’s opportunities for mitigation and adaptation. Environmental Research Letters, 4. 

Siebert, S., Burke, J., Faures, J. M., Frenken, K., Hoogeveen, J., Döll, P.& Portmann, F. T. 2010. Groundwater use for irrigation – a global inventory. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14: 1863–1880.

Strzepek, K.M. & Mccluskey, A.L. 2010. Modeling the impact of climate change on global hydrology and water availability. Development and climate change discussion paper No. 8. Washington D.C., The World Bank.

Sullivan, C.A., Cohen, A., Faurès, J.M. & Santini, G. 2008. The rural water livelihoods index: a tool to prioritize water-related interventions for poverty reduction. Report for FAO-Water, Rome.

Turral, H., Burke, J. & Faurès, J.M. 2011. Climate change, water and food security. FAO Water Report No. 36. Rome, FAO.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 2004. Adaptation policy frameworks for climate change: developing strategies, policies and measures. B. Lim, E. Spanger-Siegfried, I. Burton, E. Malone & S. Huq, eds. New York, UNDP. 

UN-Water. 2010. Climate change adaptation: the pivotal role of water. UN-Water policy brief. (available at ).

Wada,Y., Wisser, D., Eisner, S., Flörke, M., Gerten, D., Haddeland, I., Hanasaki, N., Masaki, Y., Portmann, F.T., Stacke, T., Tessler, Z. & Schewe, J. 2013. Multi-model projections and uncertainties of irrigation water demand under climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(17): 4626-4632.

Zhang, X. & Cai, X. 2013. Climate change impacts on global agricultural water deficit. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(6): 1111-1117.