This report presents the use a combination of climate and hydrological models to assess the possible consequences of future global warming on the water resources in the Pungwe catchment up until 2050. By generating on information on future trends in water resource availability in the basin the project seeks to identify possible adaptation needs over the coming years.
The Community Water Initiative (CWI) has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. The publication highlights case studies that represent the types of projects funded through CWI that have helped foster water security in local communities while simultaneously helping them mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The Challenge Paper builds on the understanding about climate dynamics in drylands and the role of uncertainty, risk and resilience. It situates this debate in the context of rapid global change - of climate, economy and geopolitics. It emphasizes adaptive potentials, the value of dryland ecosystem services and the investment and marketing opportunities they offer.
The report summarizes the challenges and opportunities experienced by countries in meeting their commitments under the Rio Conventions, as well as areas where more effort could yield better progress. It reveals the countries' top five capacity development needs to implement the international treaties related to biodiversity, climate change, desertification and drought.