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Adaptation 2018

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Proposal creation

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
Winners are awarded

Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can help prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at local, regional, and international levels. Impacts include changes in precipitation, heat waves, increased magnitude of extreme weather events and disaster intensity, increased flooding, reduced fresh water resources, sea level rise, changes in disease patterns, food scarcity, and more. For example, even if we were able to aggressively reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, mean sea levels may rise between 26 - 54 cm by 2100, and many projections are higher (IPCC, 2013). Mean global surface temperature is also likely to increase by 2 - 5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, causing an acceleration of the hydrologic cycle, and an exacerbation of precipitation extremes. The impacts of climate change will increasingly affect plant, animal and human life. This contest seeks to explore innovative institutional, educational, financial, and other means by which we can increase global and local preparedness for climate change on both domestic and international scales.

42 Proposals
Platform to drive disaster risk preparedness with chatbots, gamification, incentives, insurance innovation; & bridge multiple stakeholders.
Searching for Building Technology that are less fossil fuel dependent, affordable, encourage capacity building, and more climate responsive.
Our solar-power purification systems are cost-effective, easy to maintain, and sustainably use varied water sources to combat disaster risk.
Waterspots are water catchment & treatment hubs combining rain, fog & dew harvesting with public gathering & education space.
MINI ELEVATED GREEN-POWERED TRAINS - reducing vulnerability of public transit to flooding & a comprehensive solution to urban mobility.
Engage Youth to build cities resilient to climate change through Education, Innovation, Governance and Climate Justice.
How can urban characteristics and local climate change impact the effectiveness of adaptation strategies?
Abundant resources can stop disastrous sea level rise from melting glaciers. The alternative? Permanent loss of cities like Houston.
Urban - Rural Network Tool for successfully integrating companies and communities for the development of urban and rural populations
Giving alternative livelihood opportunities, coastal communities can conserve mangroves to serve as flood defense and reduce flood risks
Development of tolerant /resistant crop plants by using the applications of biotechnology against the adverse effects of climate change
C.I.M.A is a prototype mobile app with an interactive interface providing timely and relevant climate information.
Clearinghouse: Climate project to secure water, energy, health & security solutions in any country. CARD revolutionizes solutions delivery.
Evaluation of rooftop rainwater harvesting system for non-potable demands&estimation of system carbon footprint under climate change effects
To design a software that allows to predict the socio-ecological vulnerability of reef fish systems in the mexican Pacific.
An optimization of the cavity geometry in domestic ovens optimizes the gasses flow. It improves the heat transfer during cooking process.
A disaster risk management tool for supporting urban planning, leading to data driven decision making for climate change impacts' adaptation
The residual fall-out of drought, migration, and chaos in South, Central, and North America are moving north!
This tool will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify and mitigate the potential risk of climate change in agriculture
Help the farmers of the future in the Andes to respond to the impact of the climate change
African cities emerge as climate change hotspots due to convergence of vulnerabilities; geographical, socio-political and socio-economic