Environment
Environment

Urban resilience to draught: a pilot experience in the city of Santiago de Cuba


Strengthening urban resilience of Santiago de Cuba’s community for an inclusive management of draught risk, through the use of good practices of adjustment and response to extreme events.

Cuba
Country (*)
Cuba
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries (*)
55.674 people

Local partners

INRH - National Institute of Hydraulic Resources

International partners

MPDL Movimiento por la Paz

OIKOS

CISP

OXFAM

CARE

MUNDUBAT

Funding agencies

UE - ECHO

Starting date

May 2016

Implementation period

18 months

Description
In 2015 Cuba had to face the most severe draught of its history since 1901, with consequences on water supply in the basins that provide Santiago city. Therefore, the project aims to increase risk perception of the phenomenon and acknowledgment of the necessity of adjustment strategies, rational use of water included. The project also proposes to establish measures and tools that facilitate the adjustment of draught creating consciousness on alternative water resources which are not exploited, like rain. It also promotes communitarian risk reducing actions on the basis of specific needs of women and people with disabilities, strengthening the level of urban resilience of the city.

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