Climate related projections on future water resources and human adaptation in the Great Ruaha River Basin in Tanzania: [Policy Brief Climate, Water and Adaptation]

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  • Emma Liwenga
  • Noah Pauline
  • Madaka Tumbo
  • Sarah Osima
  • Emmanual Mpeta
  • Joel Nobert
  • Martin Stendel
  • Simon Stisen
  • Karen G. Villholth
  • Birch-Thomsen, Torben
  • Sarah Ann Lise D'haen
- Temperatures will likely increase by 1-2 degrees by the middle of the century and 3-4 degrees by the end of the century.
- A likely overall increase in precipitation and larger seasonal variation might lead to water related stress during a prolonged dry season and flood risks during the wet season.
- The overall climate related effect on water resources is a status quo.
- Increased rainy season rainfall offers opportunities for rain fed agriculture and water storage for hydro-power and irrigation.
- Local governments are already effectively dealing with these climate related impacts. Assigning more responsibilities and capacities to LG can unlock great potential for adequately delivering locally diversified climate change adaptation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - Climate Change, Climate models, Hydrological modeling, Adaptation strategies, Livelihood diversification

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