Local water resource management strategies for adaptation to climate induced impacts in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, Pierre
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-19T07:41:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-19T07:41:30Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Mukheibir, P. (2005). Local water resource management strategies for adaptation to climate induced impacts in South Africa. Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17140
dc.description.abstract In the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the following key issues in relation to climate and water were presented (IPCC 2001): “Climate change will lead to an intensification of the global hydrological cycle and can have major impacts on regional water resources, affecting both ground and surface water supply for domestic and industrial uses, irrigation, hydropower generation, navigation, in-stream ecosystems and water-based recreation. Changes in the total amount of precipitation and in its frequency and intensity directly affect the magnitude and timing of runoff and the intensity of floods and droughts; however, at present, specific regional effects are uncertain”. “The impacts of climate change will depend on the baseline condition of the water supply system and the ability of water resource managers to respond not only to climate change but also to population growth and changes in demands, technology, and economic, social and legislative conditions. In some cases - particularly in wealthier countries with integrated water management systems - improved management may protect water users from climate change at minimal cost; in many others, however, there could be substantial economic, social and environmental costs, particularly in regions that already are water-limited and where there is considerable competition among users". In response to this, this paper focuses on water resource management strategies in South Africa to meet its development goals. These are based mainly on the analysis of potential coping strategies at local municipal level in response to impacts due to climate variability. en_ZA
dc.subject water resource management strategies en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject climate change en_ZA
dc.title Local water resource management strategies for adaptation to climate induced impacts in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-16T09:51:02Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Discussion paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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