With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The World Bank Group works in design with climate pdf major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face. We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth.
Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress. HLPW delivered its two-year mandate and released their outcome package including an open letter, an outcome report and a video. Supporting client governments to achieve the water-related SDGs through innovative global knowledge and country-level support. Learn about the Bank’s support to developing countries in achieving universal access to water and sanitation and water security. Water availability and management impacts whether poor girls are educated, whether cities are healthy places to live, and whether growing industries or poor villages can withstand the impacts of floods or droughts. The World Bank offers loans, grants, and technical assistance to governments to support expanding or improving water infrastructure, improving management practices and ensuring community engagement.
The World Bank Group is the largest single investor in water projects globally. The GWSP supports client governments to achieve the water-related SDGs through innovative global knowledge and country-level support. The CIWA assists riparian governments in Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperative water resources management and development. The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved. WHAT WILL YOUR CITY BE IN 2050?
Imagine the Greater Boston region in 2050. The local sea levels will have risen by as much as 1. King tides, caused by the gravitational interactions of the earth, sun, and moon will flood low-lying areas with every new and full moon. Coastal storm events, like hurricanes, will occur more often and with greater force. Due to rising temperatures, the New England summer will look more like that of Washington D. Yet, we believe there are ways to mitigate and prepare our communities for the climate changed.
In this competition we explore the power of models: to illustrate large and small scale shifts, to calculate uncertainty, to communicate predictions, and to show the community how events will unfold. Show how your proposal will be better the site and community in question. A model is the representation of a system, process, or concept that serves to demonstrate, analyze, test, or imagine an idea. In this competition, we consider two types of models, the scientific model and the design model. A scientific model provides the analytical basis for making informed design decisions. A design model envisions futures that call for scientific inquiry and discovery.
In both cases, models have the power to motivate the proliferation of pathways that can lead toward a more sustainable, humane, and climate resilient future. Teams are required to utilize at least one method of modeling—building their own model or employing an existing model—in the development of their idea proposal. The competition is open to students, emerging scholars, researchers and practitioners. People of all ages are welcome to participate. MIT affiliation is not required on a team. All individuals may participate regardless of MIT affiliation. Add your name here and we will try our best to connect individuals with similar interests!
Please note that we will continually update this section as questions are received. As a scientist, when I think about models related to climate change, I think of the general circulation models. What is the definition of a model in the context of this competition? We define a model to be the representation of a system, process, or concept that serves to demonstrate, analyze, test, or imagine an idea. The competition brief asks for a vision designed for 2050. While we ask that your proposal address the conditions in 2050, we encourage the proposal to be resilient for the longer future. Be sure to express this in your proposal submission.
How are we to imagine the world to be in 2050? Can we assume changes that have not yet happened, such as the Sapphire Necklace that is proposed for the Boston Harbor? As we ask you to consider a future vision for the Boston area, you may assume that certain changes have happened in the city, region, and beyond. Your model and site intervention should take these changes into account. If you do include future changes in your thinking, be sure to clearly communicate this in your proposal. How did you select the three sites? We chose the three sites because, while they are all at imminent risk of climate-related threats, they are wildly different in their particular conditions.
Each site is facing its own unique impacts due to its location, community needs, infrastructure, and existing built environment. At the same time, each site has been the subject of previous climate-related analyses to varying degrees. In some cases, there is a wealth of data, while in others there is limited information. Can we submit material to supplement the modeling narrative?