All of nature is infinitely connected. It is therefore no surprise that there are strong interdependencies between the resources that the land surface provides.
What constitutes a developed African city? How does Blantyre City achieve it? And is the waste-to-energy value chain a realistic goal for the city? Those were the key questions posed to participants at a stakeholder think tank workshop in Blantyre, Malawi.
In a recently published paper, UMFULA's Prof Declan Conway has described how hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on the same rainfall patterns for electricity generation.
The 'UMFULA' initiative - which means 'river' in Zulu - kicks off its initial research work and engagement with stakeholders. It will involve demonstration projects on the use of climate information in Malawi and Tanzania.