Ecological Changes in the Zambezi River Basin

This book provides an analysis of the ecological conditions and ecosystem goods and services of the Zambezi River Basin (ZRB), the fourth largest river in Africa.

Author: Mzime Ndebele-Murisa

Publisher: Codesria

ISBN: 2869787138

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This book provides an analysis of the ecological conditions and ecosystem goods and services of the Zambezi River Basin (ZRB), the fourth largest river in Africa. Various environmental and anthropogenic factors; inclusive of climate, environmental flows, hydrology, morphology, pollution and land use changes among others and their interactions are considered as drivers of the river ecosystems. The impacts of these drivers on aquatic biota, river ecological integrity, and the livelihoods of surrounding communities are analysed within the socio-economic-policy context. The book goes beyond the usual inventories and basic research by using the comparative research method (CRM) in a trans-disciplinary manner. This CRM analytical approach in this book seeks to interrogate the differences or similarities in socio-economic systems, livelihoods, ecological systems, ecosystem goods and services, their usage and management under the seemingly different cultural, socio-economic conditions expected across boarders that are within the ZRB. The multidisciplinary approach also connects the typical ecological research with social dimensions in a holistic manner. The book therefore, provides empirical and research based evidence to support strategic planning and policy development in the wake of ecological changes that nations and indeed regions such as the ZRB are grappling with while seeking to sustainably manage precious river systems.
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The Zambezi River Basin

This book provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward.

Author: Jonathan Lautze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315282039

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. This book provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward. The book first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin’s economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.
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Facing the Facts

Africa's high dependence upon natural resources makes the continent particularly vulnerable to changes in the availability of water as a result of climate changes.

Author: Hans E. Beekman

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9789280725742

Category: Science

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Africa's high dependence upon natural resources makes the continent particularly vulnerable to changes in the availability of water as a result of climate changes. In this study, the vulnerability of water resources to environmental change is assessed on a river/lake/groundwater basin scale for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern African regions.
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Beyond Agricultural Impacts

Multiple Perspectives on Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa Nkulumo Zinyengere, Theobald Frank Theodory, ... In: Ndebele-Murisa, M.R., Kimirei, I.A., Bere, T., Mubaya, C.P. (Eds.), Ecological Changes in the Zambezi River Basin.

Author: Nkulumo Zinyengere

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128126257

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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Beyond Agricultural Impacts: Multiple Perspectives on Climate Change in Africa presents the theories and methods commonly applied in climate change assessment from various locations in Africa, also inspiring further research that addresses the broad spectrum of societal impacts that result from altered climate status. Using case studies, the work provides insights into climate change impacts and adaptation with a lens on vulnerable groups in African agriculture, e.g. smallholder crop and livestock farmers, women and youth. The book also highlights areas of further interest in climate change and agriculture research in Africa, all done through views from multiple disciplines in the agriculture and climate change nexus. Presents themes, theories, tools and methods for mitigating the impact of climate change in African agriculture Highlights the research gaps and opportunities in research on climate change and agriculture Uses examples and cases to provide insights into shaping future research Provides insights from African countries, including Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon
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Management of River Basins and Dams

This volume contains 37 papers which have been published in international journals, or presented at international conferences by the Zambezi River Authority staff.

Author: M.J. Tumbare

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000446524

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

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The Zambezi river basin is the fourth largest river basin in Africa and drains a total of some 1350.000 square km. The basin drains eight countries: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The river flows over the famous Victoria Falls into the third largest artificial lake in the world: Lake Kariba. The Zambezi Basin is rich in natural resources and has a large hydro-power potential. This volume contains 37 papers which have been published in international journals, or presented at international conferences by the Zambezi River Authority staff. The topics covered include: Dam Safety, Rehabilitation and Maintenance, Environment and Health, Hydrology, Limnology, Information Systems, Water Resource Management, Hydropower Development and Socio-Economic Issues.
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Socio Ecological Resilience to Climate Change in a Fragile Ecosystem

EBAFoS through three pilot projects on the Shire River Basin and part of the Zambezi River Basin. The first pilot was implemented by LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa in Changali Village along Lake Malombe (Mangochi District) in the ...

Author: Sosten Chiotha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351057080

Category: Nature

Page: 292

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The Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme was a seven-year research and development programme in Malawi that concluded in March 2017. The programme was designed to protect the livelihoods of the population and enhance resilience of the natural resource base upon which it depends. The Lake Chilwa Basin is an important wetland ecosystem which is a designated Ramsar Site under the Ramsar Wetland Convention and a Man and Biosphere Reserve designated by UNESCO. This book provides a review of the research and programme interventions done based on the ecosystem approach (EA), a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources. This is designed to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way in its implementation of mitigation and climate change adaptation interventions. It is shown how: local and district institutions were strengthened to better manage natural resources and build resilience to climate change; cross-basin and cross-sector natural resource management and planning for climate change throughout the Basin were built; household and enterprise adaptive capacity in Basin hotspots was built; and improved forest management and governance contributed in mitigating the effects of climate change. The study followed all the twelve key EA principles with involvement of all key stakeholders. It is one of the first programmes to apply EA on such a wide temporal and spatial scale and provides key lessons to be learned for the protection of other fragile ecosystems in an era of climate change.
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Facing Global Environmental Change

On the basis of these criteria, Iselect four cases of Southern African water regimes: (1) The Permanent Water Commission on the Okavango River Basin (OKACOM); (2) the Zambezi Action Plan (ZACPLAN); (3) the Zambezi River Authority ...

Author: Hans Günter Brauch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540684886

Category: Science

Page: 1544

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The year 2007 could perhaps accurately be described as the year when climate change finally received the attention that this challenge deserves globally. Much of the information and knowledge that was created in this field during the year was the result of the findings of the Fourth - sessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which were disseminated on a large scale and reported extensively by the media. This was the result not only of a heightened interest on the part of the public on various aspects of climate change, but also because the IPCC itself proactively attempted to spread the findings of its AR4 to the public at large. The interest generated on the scientific realities of climate change was further enhanced by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC and former Vice President of the US, Al Gore. By taking this decision in favour of a leader who has done a great deal to create awareness on c- mate change, and a body that assesses all scientific aspects of climate change and disseminates the result of its findings, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has clearly drawn the link between climate change and peace in the world.
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A review of major river basins and large lakes relevant to inland fisheries

A risky climate for southern African hydro: assessing hydrological risks and consequences for Zambezi Basin dams. International Rivers. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 2008. Technical paper VI. Climate change and water ...

Author: Ainsworth, R., Cowx, I.G., Funge-Smith, S.J.

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251338261

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 325

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This review presents summary information on 45 river and great lake basins of the world, which support inland fisheries. The information presented is drawn from published information in peer-reviewed journals as well as grey literature. Each basin summary is presented in a common format, covering the description of the fishery, estimates of catch and numbers of people engaged in the fishery, important biodiversity features and threats to the fishery. An analysis of the replacement costs of inland fish of the basin is also presented. This is expressed in terms of the water, land and greenhouse gas footprint that would arise if the inland fish that are currently produced had to be replaced with other forms of food (such as aquaculture fish, livestock or field crops).
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Water Ecosystem Services

This approach would look at all the changes within the ecosystem through cost-effective and integrated management of human ... If the experience of the Zambezi River Basin is considered, for example, it can be observed that there were ...

Author: Julia Martin-Ortega

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107100374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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This book uses ecosystem services-based approaches to address major global and regional water challenges, for researchers, students, and policy makers.
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Climate Change 2014 Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability Regional Aspects

Beck, L. and T. Bernauer, 2011: How will combined changes in water demand and climate affect water availability in the Zambeziriver basin? Global Environmental Change, 21(3), 1061-1072. Beilfuss, R., 2012: A Risky Climate for Southern ...

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107058163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.
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Dams Displacement and the Delusion of Development

Bryan Davies, ”The Zambezi River System,” in The Ecology of River Systems, ed. Davies and K. F. Walker (Dordrecht: ... “Patterns of Hydrological Change in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique” (working paper no. 2, Program for the Sustainable ...

Author: Allen F. Isaacman

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444504

Category: History

Page: 324

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Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, built in the early 1970s during the final years of Portuguese rule, was the last major infrastructure project constructed in Africa during the turbulent era of decolonization. Engineers and hydrologists praised the dam for its technical complexity and the skills required to construct what was then the world’s fifth-largest mega-dam. Portuguese colonial officials cited benefits they expected from the dam — from expansion of irrigated farming and European settlement, to improved transportation throughout the Zambezi River Valley, to reduced flooding in this area of unpredictable rainfall. “The project, however, actually resulted in cascading layers of human displacement, violence, and environmental destruction. Its electricity benefited few Mozambicans, even after the former guerrillas of FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) came to power; instead, it fed industrialization in apartheid South Africa.” (Richard Roberts) This in-depth study of the region examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its existence, and gives voice to previously unheard narratives of forced labor, displacement, and historical and contemporary life in the dam’s shadow.
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Implementing International Watercourses Law through the WEF Nexus and SDGs

Implementing International Watercourses Law through the WEF Nexus and SDGs: An Integrated Approach Illustrated in the Zambezi River Basin offers an innovative approach to the implementation of international water law (IWL) through ...

Author: Zeray Yihdego

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004444713

Category: Law

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Implementing International Watercourses Law through the WEF Nexus and SDGs: An Integrated Approach Illustrated in the Zambezi River Basin offers an innovative approach to the implementation of international water law (IWL) through integration of the law, the WEF Nexus and SDGs.
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Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Climate change and global water resources: SRES emission and socio-economic scenarios. Global Environmental Change 14: 31–52 ... How will combined changes in water demand and climate affect water availability in the Zambezi River basin?

Author: Saeid Eslamian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466552470

Category: Science

Page: 646

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While most books examine only the classical aspects of hydrology, this three-volume set covers multiple aspects of hydrology. It examines new approaches, addresses growing concerns about hydrological and ecological connectivity, and considers the worldwide impact of climate change.It also provides updated material on hydrological science and engine
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Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Three Volume Set

How will combined changes in water demand and climate affect water availability in the Zambezi River basin? Global Environmental Change 21: 1061–1072. 5. Bolding, A., Manzungu, E., and van der Zaag, P. 1996.

Author: Saeid Eslamian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466552364

Category: Science

Page: 1920

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While most books examine only the classical aspects of hydrology, this three-volume set covers multiple aspects of hydrology, and includes contributions from experts from more than 30 countries. It examines new approaches, addresses growing concerns about hydrological and ecological connectivity, and considers the worldwide impact of climate change
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Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins

It aims to compile, analyse, publish and disseminate lessons learned and good practices on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins.

Author: UNITED NATIONS

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ISBN: 9211170834

Category: Climatic changes

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The publication intends to demonstrate and illustrate important steps and lessons learned to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It aims to compile, analyse, publish and disseminate lessons learned and good practices on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins. It includes lessons learnt and good practices from the programme of pilot projects under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Tranbsboundary Watercourses and International Lakes implemented since 2010 in cooperation with partner organizations such as OSCE and UNDP in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative. It also includes lessons and examples from numerous other organizations working on water and climate change in transboundary basins, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Water Partnership and many others
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Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa

This study aims to identify regions in the Zambezi River Basin in Southern Africa that are prone to risk of violent conflicts (collective violence, popular unrest) induced by climatic changes/variability.

Author: Ashok Swain

Publisher:

ISBN: 062050465X

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 116

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Environmental Change and Security Project Report

Map of Southern Africa , with Major Rivers and Watersheds Kenya Gabon Zaire Tanzania Zaire Angola Rovuma Malawi Luangwa Zambia Mozambique Cynene Cubango Zambezi Okavango Zimbabwe Namibia Botswana Limpopo Fish Vaal Molop Swaziland Orange ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435061243119

Category: Armed Forces

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The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

This book will become the primary source of information on regional aspects of climate change for policymakers, the scientific community, and students.

Author: Robert T. Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521634555

Category: Science

Page: 528

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The degree to which human conditions and the natural environment are vulnerable to the potential effects of climate change is a key concern for governments and the environmental science community worldwide. This book from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides the best available base of scientific information for policymakers and public use. The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability reviews state-of-the-art information on potential impacts of climate change for ecological systems, water supply, food production, coastal infrastructure, human health, and other resources for ten global regions. It also illustrates that the increasing costs of climate and climate variability, in terms of loss of human life and capital due to floods, storms, and droughts, are a result of the lack of adjustment and response in society's policies and use of resources. This book points to management options that would make many sectors more resilient to current variability in climate and thus help these sectors adapt to future changes in climate. This book will become the primary source of information on regional aspects of climate change for policymakers, the scientific community, and students.
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