Climate Change and Water. Resources Planning, Development and Management in Zimbabwe (Davis, Richard / Hirji, Rafik)

The government of Zimbabwe has long recognized the threat from climate change and joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 and acceded to the Kyoto Protocol in 2009. It is currently preparing a National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) that is intended to mainstream climate change thinking into all key economic sectors and to bring about an integrated response across all economic sectors. Given the implications of climate change for the hydrological cycle and the centrality of water to the economy and to social well-being, water needs to be at the core of the NCCRS. This Issues Paper, requested by the former Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management as a recommendation of the NWP, will contribute to the NCCRS by examining opportunities for adaptation to climate change in the water resources sector, using both structural and non-structural measures. It uses models to provide preliminary estimates of the possible impacts of climate change in 2050 and 2080 on these water resources. A number of opportunities to adapt to these impacts are discussed.

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Created Date: 04-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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