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Climate Change and Water Resources in Africa Perspectives and Solutions Towards an Imminent Water Crisis

Climate Change and Water Resources in Africa [electronic resource] : Perspectives and Solutions Towards an Imminent Water Crisis / edited by Salif Diop, Peter Scheren, Awa Niang.
1st ed. 2021.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2021.
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1 online resource (XXX, 521 p.) 214 illus., 193 illus. in color.
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This book dedicated to "Climate Change and Water Resources in Africa" sets out the many challenges and implications of climatic change for freshwater resources in Africa, including its rivers, lakes and aquifers. Under the influence of a range of human factors, the status of water resources in Africa has been changing for decades, transpiring in changes in water flow and variability, falling groundwater levels, changes in rainfall levels and timing, as well as overall decreasing water quality. Indeed, change is not new in this context. Climate change, however, will strongly accelerate the rate of change, affecting the ability of people and societies to respond in a timely manner to address their own needs. With this in mind, this book has been dedicated to providing a deeper analysis of the effects of climate change on water resources in some of the most vulnerable areas in Africa, including the approaches that may help reduce or mitigate the impacts of climate change. In this regard, while there is no quick fix to the pressures imposed on water resources by climate change, it is clear that increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities to extreme events such as flooding and drought, and integrating climate change risks and opportunities into development decision making, will be key. It is also important that wealthier countries as well as major current GHG-emitting countries assume responsibility for their historic GHG emissions and support those countries that are most impacted by those emissions to adapt to such impacts, while reducing their own carbon footprints. As a whole, this book intends to contribute to the debate around climate change in relation to water resources management in the African continent, and in particular inform policy decisions and actions that will improve governments' and communities' ability to manage the challenges of climate change and variability in relation to the aquatic ecosystems upon which they depend.
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Foreword by Felix D. Dakora
Foreword by Daniel Nyanganyura
Acknowledgement to Peer Reviewers
Authors and Contributors
About the Editors
Chapter 1: Introduction: Water Resource Management within the Climate Change Context in Africa: Synthesis, Key Findings and Future Challenges
Chapter 2: Africa-wide trends in development and water resources through a climate change lens
Chapter 3: Water Resource Availability and Quality in the North Africa Region under Climate Change
Chapter 4: Climate Change and Water Resources in West Africa: A Case Study of Ivory Coast, Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal
Chapter 5: Climate change impact on hydrological regimes and extreme events in southern Africa
Chapter 6: Historic climatic variability and change: the importance of managing Holocene and Late Pleistocene groundwater in the Limpopo River Basin, southern Africa
Chapter 7: A framework for IWRM in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus for the Senegal River Delta
Chapter 8: Cumulative Impacts of Climate Change Variability around the Goronyo Dam in the Iullemmeden Basin, Northwest Nigeria
Chapter 9: Lentic-Lotic Water System Response to Anthropogenic and Climatic Factors in Kenya and their Sustainable Management
Chapter 10: Hydrology and climate impacts on streamflow and sediment yield in the Nyando River Basin, Kenya
Chapter 11: Saharan agriculture in the Algerian oasis: limited adaptation to environmental, social and economic changes
Chapter 12: Water management policy for freshwater security in the context of climate change in Senegal
Chapter 13: Assessment of Hydrological Impacts of Climate Change on the Diarha Watershed
Chapter 14: Water resources in the Sahel and adaptation of agriculture to climate change: Burkina Faso
Chapter 15: Impacts of climate change on water resources in the Volta River Basin: reducing vulnerability and enhancing livelihoods and sustainable development
Chapter 16: Potential Transboundary Impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under Climate Change and Variability
Chapter 17: Strengthening flood and drought risk management tools for the Lake Chad basin
Chapter 18: Developing a Framework for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in South Africa
Chapter 19:Mainstreaming Climate Change into Transboundary River Basins: a SADC Regional Case Study
Chapter 20: Does the use of local knowledge in complex systems reduce vulnerability to climate change? Insights from nexus water management in the Niger basin
Chapter 21: Proposed research, science, technology and innovation to address current and future challenges of climate change and water resource management in Africa
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