Managing Climate Risk for Agriculture and Water Resource Development in South Africa

Project Details
Organisation(s) involved: The Universities of Free State, Cape Town and Kwazulu-Natal, IRI (USA), UNEP-Risoe (Denmark), IDRC Canada and DfID
Project Objective/ Description: This project will address two significant problems related to adaptation to climate change in the water resources sector of African countries:

  • The first is that relevant and important information from climate change forecasts is not being disseminated to water resource managers, nor is it being integrated into water resources policy, planning and management in a systematic way for agricultural and human use in Africa
  • The second, related problem is that there is currently a shortage of integrated approaches for evaluating and making adaptation decisions related to water resources in Africa.
Location: Berg and Breede river catchment areas in SW Cape province of South Africa
Contact: Peter Johnston,