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, offering a state-of-the-art idea by no means formerly explored within the context of weather switch and asserting arguments for nearby integration and cooperation. The weather Resilient Infrastructure improvement Facility (CRIDF) is the hot 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 tips geared toward constructing sustainable pro-poor initiatives, whereas additionally facilitating entry to the monetary assets had to bring acknowledged infrastructure. additional, it specializes in local water source administration objectives and basin plans, in addition to on development weather resilience for the beneficiary groups. The Facility’s digital Water and Nexus venture works to enhance nearby peace dividends by way of translating the Nexus idea into nationwide and neighborhood rules; it eventually promotes sovereign safeguard via larger neighborhood integration around the water, nutrients and effort sectors, whereas considering capability merits in reference to carbon sequestration and emission mitigation.

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2 % annually. Namibia performs quite well by comparison to some of the other SADC countries, in part because it has been utilising water accounting techniques since the mid-1990s (and its legislation and Vision 2030 documentation recognise the value of this approach). However, returns to the economy from the agricultural sector in Namibia are low, reflecting the highly arid nature of the country. Zambia is relatively water-rich, but suffers from under-development of its blue water resources (and its industrial sector, which provides high returns from blue water use).

Recent link to the SAPP; Tanzania represents a link between the SAPP and the Eastern Africa Power Pool Net minor exporter of electricity from hydropower sources. This may change given the rapid growth in national demand Net importer of electricity, mainly from South Africa. Previous Power Purchase Agreement for export to Namibia has lapsed 30 D. Phillips and S. Boyall Table 3 Examples of major existing hydropower facilities in the northern countries of SADC Country Hydropower site Installed capacity (MW) Date of construction Comments DRC Inga I and II DRC Inga III 351 and 1424 4800 1972 and 1982 2016 on?

This represents a tool of some utility in relation to blue water (and Integrated Water Resource Management) in the specific and complements considerations of the other forms of water. Key indicators that are derived by economic accounting of water include: • • • • • • water use intensity; water pollution intensity; water productivity (relating to Blue Water only; see elsewhere in this report); water losses in distribution; the per capita water storage; and the average water price and supply cost.

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