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Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

07 August 2019 // Agriculture, Climate adaptation, Climate information, Energy, Water

All of nature is infinitely connected. It is therefore no surprise that there are strong interdependencies between the resources that the land surface provides.

Balancing inclusivity and progress, the challenge for Blantyre City development

02 August 2019 // Cities, Climate smart infrastructure, Energy

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.

Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk

30 August 2018 // Cities, Energy, Livelihoods, Water

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.

Floods, drought are backdrop for Central and Southern Africa research launch

25 November 2015 // Agriculture, Climate adaptation, Climate information, Energy, Knowledge creation and management, Water

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.