Keywords: Climate change adaptation, Vulnerability, Water resources management,
Urban planning in developing countries, Peri-urban areas,
Urban-rural linkages, Latin America, Climate change governance,
Disaster risk management
How does the relation between the city and surrounding rural area affect the vulnerability to multiple stressors of the population at the urban-rural interface? The research aims at increasing the knowledge concerning the vulnerability of livelihoods to multiple uncertain stressors at the urban-rural interface in developing countries, with a focus on climate variability and change and the impacts on water-related processes. The research will also explore the socio-economic interactions between urban and rural areas in relation to water, under the hypothesis that such interactions (e.g. ecosystem services from the rural to urban area, territorial planning, water management strategies) have an impact on the vulnerability of these areas, resulting at times as additional stressors. The research will be based on a case study of a peri-urban area of Bogota, Colombia and its functional rural region.