Whereas there is a wide agreement on the need of approaching holistically climate change, when it comes to actual transdisciplinary research, disciplinary barriers seems hard to abate. Rather than assessing a general need for transdisciplinarity, the present workshop wants to bring together researchers who are actively involved in activities benefitting from and linking different research fields and with an action and policy-oriented framework. Successful projects and initiatives with a transdisciplinary design will be showcased and discussed, and the major barriers and gaps to consilient and holistic research will be assessed. Such a knowledge shall contribute to a better understanding of the vulnerabilities and the potential of integrated water management with a specific attention also to water as a resource for agriculture and to the socio-political and gendered factors shaping access to and control over water and its paramount role for food security and to a holistic view on the environmental and climatic challenges that shall feed into future research design and inform stakeholders and policy-makers. Similarly, the complex interactions between air quality, climate change, economic development, and societal challenges will be addressed. This leads to a natural connection to the Adaptation Conference to be held at ICIMOD in the days following the proposed workshop.
CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".