Building Climate Resilience through Virtual Water and Nexus by Anna Entholzner, Charles Reeve

By Anna Entholzner, Charles Reeve

This e-book places the highlight on Southern Africa, proposing a state of the art inspiration by no means formerly explored within the context of weather switch and maintaining arguments for nearby integration and cooperation. The weather Resilient Infrastructure improvement Facility (CRIDF) is the recent water infrastructure application of the united kingdom division for foreign improvement (DFID) for Southern Africa. The CRIDF promotes the institution of small to medium-scale infrastructure around the Southern African improvement group (SADC) via technical information geared toward constructing sustainable pro-poor tasks, whereas additionally facilitating entry to the monetary assets had to convey stated infrastructure. extra, it specializes in nearby water source administration pursuits and basin plans, in addition to on construction weather resilience for the beneficiary groups. The Facility’s digital Water and Nexus venture works to enhance nearby peace dividends through translating the Nexus inspiration into nationwide and nearby regulations; it finally promotes sovereign protection via larger nearby integration around the water, nutrients and effort sectors, whereas bearing in mind capability advantages in reference to carbon sequestration and emission mitigation.

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The water productivity data show the influence of the blue water/green water mix used for each crop, in a very clear fashion. Virtual Water productivity figures provide a much more coherent base to compare the financial output from each crop, but effectively value each form of water equally. The data for these three crops traded in various fashions between the SADC countries show great differences from place to place (trade to trade) in both water productivity and Virtual Water productivity—the averages cited above masking very large variations.

This rounding up/down technique occasionally results in minor differences between information synthesised from the data platform, and that published by Mekonnen and Hoekstra, but such distinctions are not of any significance. 4 Examples of the Use of the Agricultural Data Platform Given the very considerable breadth of the data platform and its inherent detail, many examples could be provided of its use relating to traded agricultural commodities. However, in the interests of simplicity and brevity, this Chapter is restricted to only a few of these.

There are substantial opportunities for increased thermal generation based on supplies from offshore gas fields in Mozambique and Tanzania. • Hydropower production in the hotter northern States, while generally supported by higher flows and water availability, is highly vulnerable to increased temperatures and evaporation, and hence to climate change. • Thermal power production in the generally dry south, while gradually becoming more water-efficient, remains a significant user of water especially in drought periods, and makes South Africa a substantial source of carbon emissions.

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