Many low-lying coastal, river-delta mega-cities, already stressed by rapid population growth and economic, social, health and cultural difficulties, are now increasingly vulnerable due to climate change. The overall objective of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR): Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities Program is to develop the knowledge base and enhance the capacity of mega-cities to successfully adapt to and when necessary cope with risks posed by the effects of climate change, including sea level rise, in the context of urban growth and development.

The CCaR project will take an interdisciplinary approach involving natural, engineering, socio-political-economic and health scientists and will build upon and partner with leading programs: START; Integrated Research on Disaster Risk; and other Canadian and international projects. The cities (Bangkok, Lagos, Manila, Vancouver) were chosen to: have a range of climate-weather, socio-cultural-economic characteristics; be representative of other cities; and provide enhanced research opportunities through ongoing efforts.

The outputs will be: new integrated knowledge on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies and their socioeconomic-health implications; integrated, interdisciplinary simulation models to develop, test and validate knowledge-based adaptation actions; and increased numbers of highly-qualified people, both academic and practitioners, through knowledge mobilization and translation. Workshops and follow on projects with partners will result in this knowledge and capacity being transferred to a broad selection of communities in Canada, Africa and Asia. CCaR Program outcomes will include enhanced adaptation and risk reduction capacity, better planned safer cities and reduced socioeconomic impacts as the climate changes.

 

International Project website
http://www.coastalcitiesatrisk.org


City team web resources
Bangkok:
http://aloudbangkok.wordpress.com/about/
http://www.facebook.com/aloudbangkok

Manila:
International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC) - Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR)
http://www.observatory.ph/Researchprograms/2012May11Fri044948

Making Climate Change Adaptation a Multi-Disciplinary Challenge: IRIACC-CCaR Launch
http://www.observatory.ph/Features/2012May14Mon034209

 

 discussion group
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Coastal-Cities-Risk-CCaR-Programme-4699934?trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

 

Regional LMIC discussion forum (superceded by LinkedIn group)

 

Project duration: 2011 - 2016

 

Principal Investigators: Dr. Anond Snidvongs anond_email_address
  Dr. Gordon McBean gmcbean_email_address
Regional Manager: Dr. Richard Cooper richard.jpg  richard.jpg

 

 

Research is being conducted in Bangkok, Manila, Lagos and Vancouver by the following teams:

Bangkok

BANGKOK

     
RESEARCHERS      
ผศ. ดร. อานนท์ สนิทวงศ์ ณ อยุธยา Dr. Anond Sindvongs (Principle Investigator) Director, GISTDA
ดร. วิจิตรบุษบา มารมย์

Dr. Wijitbusaba Ann Marome

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(Bangkok Team Leader) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
รศ.ดร.อิทธิ ตริสิริสัตยวงศ์ Dr. Itthi Trisirisatayawong (Researcher) Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
อ. อาสาฬห์ สุวรรณฤทธิ์ AsanSuwanarit (Researcher) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
อ. รัชนีพร เทียมปโยธร Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn (Researcher) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
รศ. ดร. นันทวรรณ วิจิตรวาทการ Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, Dr.P.H. (Researcher) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
รศ. ดร. นิตยาวัจนะภูมิ Assoc. Prof. Nitaya Vajanapoom, Ph.D. (Researcher) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
ดร. อุมาลางคุลเสน Dr. Uma Langkulsen (Researcher) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
  Assistant Professor Dr. Marc Van derPutten (Researcher) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
ดร.พรรณี ชีวินศิริวัฒน์ Dr. Pannee Cheewinsiriwat (Researcher) Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
อ.อารีรัตน์ แพทย์นุเคราะห์ Areerut Patnukao (Researcher) Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
ผศ. ดร. กาญจนา นาคะภากร Assistant Prof. Dr. Kanchana Nakhapakorn (Researcher) Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Mahidol
  Dr. Richard Cooper (Researcher/ Regional Project Manager) Southeast Asia START Regional Centre (SEA START RC)
 
       
GRADUATE STUDENTS/TRAINEES/RAs      
นายคุณวุฒิ อังครัตนพิชัย Mr. Khunnawud Aungkarattanapichai0859201838 (Masters Student) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
นางสาวสุรัตตาบุญสมบูรณ์สกุล Ms. Suratta Bunsomboonsakul (PhD Student) Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
นายปกรวิช จำนงทอง Mr. Pakornravich Chamnongthong (Masters Student) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
นางสาวสุทธิลักษณ์ พึ่งผลพฤกษ์ Ms.Sutthiluck Phuengpholpluk (Research Assistant) Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
นางสาวเพราพนิตนันท์ ไชยสังข์ Ms.Praopanitnan Chaiyasang (Masters Student) AIT
  Ms. JumaRahman (Research Assistant) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
  Mr. Amin Shamseddini (PhD Student) AIT
  Ms. Yaninchivakidakarn (PhD Student) Department of Spatial Planning & Urban Development, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  Ms. patchraphanpimbanjong (Masters Student) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University
  Mr. Desire Rwodzi (Masters Student) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
  Mr. Norman Dzirami (Masters Student) School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
       
 
Manila

MANILA

 
RESEARCHERS    
Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga

Team Leader and Principal Proponent

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Director of the Manila Observatory
Dr. Emma Porio

Principal Proponent

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Chair of the Dept. of Socio-Anthrology, Ateneo de Manila University
Dr. Gemma T. Narisma Co-team leader Associate Director for Research of the Manila Observatory,
Dr. Kendra Gotangco Project Coordinator Manila Observatory
Didi Olaguer Project Administrator Manila Observatory
Dr. Celine Vicente Researcher Program Manager of Center of Environmental Geomatics, Manila Observatory; RS-GIS Specialist
Dr. Fernando Siringan Researcher University of the Philippines, Marine Science Institute; Hydrological Modeling Specialist
Dr. Inez Ponce de Leon Science and Risk Communication Specialist Klima Climate Center, Manila Observator
Dr. Rosa Perez Research Fellow Manila Observatory; Integration
Jessica Dator-Bercilla Science-Policy Liaison Manila Observatory
     
Graduate Students and Trainees/RAs    
John Paulp Dalupang Socio-Anthropology; Risk Simulator (PhD student) (PhD student)
Justin Charles See Socio-Anthropology; Risk Simulator (MA student) (MA student)
Flordeliza del Castillo RS-GIS (MS student) (MS student)
Emil Gozo Atmospheric Science (MS student) (MS student)
Emily Roque Socio-Anthropology RA RA
Julie Mae Dado Climate Modeling RA RA
Geonelle Louise Corneby Communications RA RA
Mariane T. Varquez Science-Policy Liaison support Liaison Support
 
Lagos

LAGOS

   
RESEARCHERS    
Dr. Ibidun O. Adelekan

Lagos Team Leader

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Senior Lecturer and Acting Head, Department of Geography, University of Ibadan
Dr. Bolanle Wahab Researcher Senior Lecturer and Acting Head, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan
     
Graduate Students and Trainees/RAs    
Victor Phillips MSc (Geography) Ibadan University
Martha Edem MSc (Geography) Ibadan University
Saeed Ojolowo PhD (Urban and Regional Planning) Ibadan University
Adedayo Adeyefa MSc (Geography) Ibadan University
Abiodun Areola PhD (Geography) Ibadan University

 

 
Vancouver

VANCOUVER

 
Principal Investigator  
Dr. Gordon McBean Departments of Geography and Political Science, Western University
Researchers  
Dr. Jim Davies Department of Economics, Western University
Dr. Slobodan Simonovic Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western University
Linda Mortsch Environment Canada; Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Deborah Harford ACT, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Rob Lannigan London Health Sciences; Western University
Dr. Isaac Luginaah Department of Geography, Western University
Dr. Ronald Stewart Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba
Dr. Paul Whitfield Emeritus Scientist, Environment Canada
Brian Mills Environment Canada; Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Dr. Hassan Virji Executive Director, START Secretariat, Washington DC
   
Graduate Students  
Idowu Ajibade Department of Geography, Western University
Daniel Betancourt Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba
Adrienne Bethune Department of Political Science, Western University
Aaron Gertz Department of Economics, Western University
Greg Oulahen Department of Geography, Western University
Mohammad Amin Owrangi Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western University
Angela Peck Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western University
Jacob Wibe Department of Economics, Western University
   
 

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