WP6 - Assessment of Impacts on Water Provision
In WP6, the impacts of climate and land cover change on water resources and water provision are studied.
Climate change will impact upon water provision services directly by shifts in precipitation amounts, variability and intensity; potential evapotranspiration, and indirectly by changes in land cover and soil properties. It will aggravate the water stress currently faced in some countries, while others that do not currently experience water stress will become at risk of water stress.
Irrigation may help in water demand, but it is dependent on the conservation of forests to maintain water resources for supplying water for domestic and industrial uses, including hydropower.
Prof. Shadrack Mwakalila - Coordinator