Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities

 

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dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, P
dc.contributor.author Sparks, D
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-19T07:47:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-19T07:47:01Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Mukheibir, P., & Sparks, D. (2006). Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities. Pretoria: Water Research Commission Report, 1500(1), 06. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17141
dc.description.abstract In many parts of the world, variability in climatic conditions is already resulting in wide ranging impacts, especially on water resources and agriculture. Climate variability is already being observed to be increasing, although there remain uncertainties about the link to climate change. However, the link to water management problems is obvious. Water is a limiting resource for development in South Africa and a change in water supply could have major implications in most sectors of the economy, especially in the agriculture sector. Factors that contribute to vulnerability in water systems in southern Africa include seasonal and inter-annual variations in rainfall, which are amplified by high run-off production and evaporation rates. Current modelling scenarios suggest that there will be significant climate change1 impacts in South Africa (Hewitson et al. 2005). Climate change is expected to alter the present hydrological resources in southern Africa and add pressure on the adaptability of future water resources (Schulze & Perks 2000). During the past 20 years, most of Africa has experienced extensive droughts, the last three being 1986-88, 1991-92 and 1997-98 (after Chenje & Johnson 1996). If the occurrence of drought became more frequent, the impact on water resources and consequently agriculture would be significant. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.subject climate variability en_ZA
dc.subject climate change en_ZA
dc.subject water resource strategies en_ZA
dc.subject small municipalities en_ZA
dc.subject vulnerable communities en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-16T09:49:09Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mukheibir, P., & Sparks, D. (2005). <i>Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17141 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mukheibir, P, and D Sparks <i>Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17141 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mukheibir P, Sparks D. Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities. 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17141 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Mukheibir, P AU - Sparks, D AB - In many parts of the world, variability in climatic conditions is already resulting in wide ranging impacts, especially on water resources and agriculture. Climate variability is already being observed to be increasing, although there remain uncertainties about the link to climate change. However, the link to water management problems is obvious. Water is a limiting resource for development in South Africa and a change in water supply could have major implications in most sectors of the economy, especially in the agriculture sector. Factors that contribute to vulnerability in water systems in southern Africa include seasonal and inter-annual variations in rainfall, which are amplified by high run-off production and evaporation rates. Current modelling scenarios suggest that there will be significant climate change1 impacts in South Africa (Hewitson et al. 2005). Climate change is expected to alter the present hydrological resources in southern Africa and add pressure on the adaptability of future water resources (Schulze & Perks 2000). During the past 20 years, most of Africa has experienced extensive droughts, the last three being 1986-88, 1991-92 and 1997-98 (after Chenje & Johnson 1996). If the occurrence of drought became more frequent, the impact on water resources and consequently agriculture would be significant. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - climate variability KW - climate change KW - water resource strategies KW - small municipalities KW - vulnerable communities KW - South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities TI - Climate variability, climate change and water resource strategies for small municipalities UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17141 ER - en_ZA


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