[DECCMA] - Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation

Past project (2014-2018) funded by the Department for International Development (DfID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

DECCMA’s aims were to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation options—including migration—in deltas in Africa and Asia, and to deliver policy support for sustainable, gender-sensitive adaptation. The project analysed the impacts of climate change and processes of migration across contrasting deltas using survey, participatory research and economic methods. Study sites included the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in Bangladesh and India, Mahanadi delta in India and Volta delta in Ghana.

The consortium included:

  • Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh
  • Jadavpur University (JU), India
  • University of Ghana (OG), Ghana
  • University of Southampton, UK (DECCMA lead institution)
Tristan Berchoux
Lecturer in Rural Geography

My principal research interests lie in the field of spatial planning and sustainable rural development.