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Going local; evaluation of an improved global high-resolution hydrological model to simulate runoff in a medium-sized East African basin

Study region: The Rufiji basin, East Africa. Study focus: Rapid advances in global hydrological model (GHM) resolution, model features, and in situ and remotely sensed datasets are driving progress towards local relevance and application. Despite their increasing use, however, evaluation…

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine E. Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David D. Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda & Stavros Afionis

This paper, using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. A two-pronged qualitative approach is…

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…

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 & Japhet J. Kashaigili

Using document analysis and key informant interviews, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action.

Integrating climate change information into long-term planning and design for critical water-related infrastructure in Windhoek and other African cities

Walker, N., Iipinge, K., Cullis, J., Scott, D., Mfune, J. and Jack, C.

A research team within FRACTAL undertook work on a question that came out of the first Learning Lab: “What climate information is needed for infrastructure design in Windhoek?” The conference paper, Integrating climate change information into long-term planning and design…

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…

Circulation controls on southern African precipitation in coupled models: The role of the Angola Low

Munday, C., and R. Washington

In southern Africa, models from the latest Coupled Model Intercomparison Project produce a wide variety of rainfall climatologies. Differences between models in rainfall amount reach 70% in the rainy season (December–February; DJF), and the median model overestimates rainfall by between…

Urban groundwater quality in sub-Saharan Africa: current status and implications for water security and public health

D. J. Lapworth, D. C. W. Nkhuwa, J. Okotto-Okotto, S. Pedley, M. E. Stuart, M. N. Tijani & J. Wright

Groundwater resources are important sources of drinking water in Africa, and they are hugely important in sustaining urban livelihoods and supporting a diverse range of commercial and agricultural activities. Groundwater has an important role in improving health in sub-Saharan Africa…

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)…

HyCRISTAL: Report from the second annual meeting

Owiti Zablone

The second HyCRISTAL annual meeting brought project team and other stakeholders together to get to share the progress made and allowed the team to identify and harmonise cross-pillar activities; interact with partners and identify decisions that needs to be made; conduct…