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Freshwater under threat in Africa - vulnerability assessment of freshwater resources to environmental change

In 2003 a study was initiated to assess the vulnerability of water resources to environmental change in Africa.This publication documents the findings of the second phase of the study, which was completed in May 2006. The aim of this phase was to accomplish a wider, continental, coverage of river/lake/ groundwater basins and expanding the network of researchers. Regional groups of researchers addressed vulnerability issues for their respective regions (southern, eastern, central, western, and northern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Island States) by assessing major river/lake/groundwater basins on the basis of natural (physiographic), anthropogenic (socio-economic) and management criteria.

TitleFreshwater under threat in Africa - vulnerability assessment of freshwater resources to environmental change
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsUNEP -Nairobi, KE, Water Research Commission -Pretoria, ZA, WRC
Paginationxv, 319 p. : Boxes, fig., tab.
Date Published2009-08-01
PublisherUNEP, United Nations Environment Programme
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
ISSN Number9789280729511
Keywordscentral africa, east africa, economic aspects, groundwater, north africa, research, river basins, sdiafr, sdiwrm, social aspects, southern africa, water resources management, water shortage, west africa
Abstract

In 2003 a study was initiated to assess the vulnerability of water resources to environmental change in Africa.This publication documents the findings of the second phase of the study, which was completed in May 2006. The aim of this phase was to accomplish a wider, continental, coverage of river/lake/ groundwater basins and expanding the network of researchers. Regional groups of researchers addressed vulnerability issues for their respective regions (southern, eastern, central, western, and northern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Island States) by assessing major river/lake/groundwater basins on the basis of natural (physiographic), anthropogenic (socio-economic) and management criteria.

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