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Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Sinah Kgosietsile, Mubita Nyambe, Jessica Omukuti and Christian Siderius

Drought during the 2015/2016 El Niño amplified disruption to public water supply in Botswana’s capital Gaborone and contributed to unprecedented hydroelectric load shedding across Zambia. In Kenya, moderate precipitation during the El Niño brought localized floods to Nairobi and other…

Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption

Declan Conway, Carole Dalin, Willem A. Landman and Timothy J. Osborn

Hydropower comprises a significant and rapidly expanding proportion of electricity production in eastern and southern Africa. In both regions, hydropower is exposed to high levels of climate variability and regional climate linkages are strong, yet an understanding of spatial interdependences…

Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

Joanna Pardoe, Declan Conway, Emilinah Namaganda, Katharine Vincent,Andrew J. Dougill and Japhet J. Kashaigili

The threat of climate change is emerging at a time of rapid growth for many economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dominant narratives comprising ambitious development plans are common and often based around sectors with strong inter-dependencies that are highly exposed…

The power of rivers: A business case. The Nature Conservancy: Washington, D.C.

The Nature Conservancy (lead author: Jeff Opperman)

Hydropower will be an important contributor to low-carbon energy systems, representing nearly US$2 trillion of investment between now and 2040. In river basins across the world, hydropower development and management will have potential positive and negative impacts on other uses…

Future Climate for Africa - Brochure (English)

CCKE

The Future Climate For Africa Programme presents two major opportunities to: Generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and Ensure that this science has an impact on human development across the continent. FCFA is a £20 million (US$30 million)…

Report: Africa's climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

Future Climate for Africa

African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges. The Future Climate for Africa report, Africa’s climate:…

Toward climate-resilient hydropower in South Asia

Pravik Karki, Laura Bonzanigo, Haru Ohtsuka and Sanjay Pahuja

The Decision Tree offers a cost-effective, scientifically sound, replicable, and transparent method for demonstrating the robustness of a development project in the face of the risks posed by climate change, natural hazards, and other factors. The framework is most effective…

Cooperative filling approaches for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Wheeler, K., Basheer, M., Mekonnen, Z., Eltoum, S., Mersha, A., Abdo, G., Zagona, E.,Hall, J. & Dadson, S.

Lusaka Baseline Report

CDKN, FCFA

This report provides an overview of climate adaptation and resilience themes that may be relevant for the city of Lusaka, Zambia. It is an exploration of Lusaka’s climate challenges in the context of the broader city-region and provides provisional institutional analysis. This report…

Mainstreaming climate information into sector development

Paul Watkiss

This report demonstrates the use of climate information in assessing adaptation needs and implementing adaptation interventions. It provides an outline of the change in thinking that is happening as adaptation moves from theory to practice, how this translates into a different…