Book Published: 2020
Water Security and Climate Adaptation in Southern Africa: Volume 1
In this OER, studies conducted on different river basins in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania (also host to lake basins) and Zambia are used to demonstrate the need for integrated transboundary water–climate management tools. The water–climate management
tools used in the studies include General Circulation Models (GCMs), Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), Africa Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM), Extreme Precipitation Events (EPEs), R ClimDex,
Mixed Strategy Game Models, Standard Precipitation Indices (SPIs), Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) System, Penman Calculator, and Saturated Volume Fluctuation (SVF).
You will learn about framings of water security (mainly quantity and availability of water) linked to water-climate assessment tools. These will help to address the limited complementarity between the water and climate studies, which is crucial for promoting
scientific research that informs policy decisions and the implementation of water-security plans by key sectors in Southern Africa.
Presenter and Editor: Nnenesi A. Kgabi, Unit for Environmental Science and Management, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa