Natural resource management

Access-Authority Nexus in Farmer-Herder Conflicts

Research project The ‘Access-authority nexus in farmer-herder conflicts’ (AAN) project investigates the dynamic processes of formation and erosion of access, identities and authority in spatial and historical perspectives. Through a theoretical lens guided by politic ... First-year report: (a) Three PhD students have been recruited and enrolled in PhD study programs. They are presently taking taught courses; (b) Two postdocs have been recruited and have commenced work. One national forum (inception work ...
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Agricultural Investors as Development Actors? (AIDA)

Research project Like agricultural investors from other non-African countries, Danish farmers and institutional investors are increasingly attracted by the invitations extended by African governments to invest in agriculture as well as by the encouragement they recei ... Midterm report 2019: Data obtained from the questionnaire survey, involving interviews with 400 respondents from each of the 6 research locations, i.e. a total of 2,400 respondents, has been entered into two databases. These databases have been ...
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Satellite EO for Flood and Drought Forecasting in China

Research project This project aims to exploit innovative satellite earth observation data products for operational flood and drought forecasting in China. The EU Copernicus programme and related satellite missions (NASA GRACE, GRACE-FO) provide spatially and temporal ... First year report Developed a workflow to extract surface water extent from synthetic aperture radar and optical images; to be applied at the national scale for China at 10 m spatial resolution. Developed a workflow for 1-k ...
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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa

Research project Groundwater is an increasingly important source of water supply for agriculture, households, and industry. With population growth and increasing climate variability, this water resource plays an increasingly important role in South Africa (RSA) to en ... Midterm report Two sites for detailed hydrogeological observations have been established. New and existing wells have been equipped for automated monitoring of groundwater levels. The monitoring wells are generating data on focused recharge when t ...
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Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

Research project Resource recovery from wastewater is a rapidly emerging research area, promoting the development of several technologies that hold the promise to increase the sustainability of process operation in water treatment systems. Different types of organic ... First year report We have accomplished to develop a model library (implemented in a software prototype) focused on extracting valuable compounds from wastewaster (freely distributed) These tools will show to South African environmental engineers t ...
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Managed Aquifer Recharge in the North China Plain

Research project The long term objective of the project is to prepare experts and water managers in China with the best possible knowledge base in order to make informed decisions on large scale MAR implementation in the North China Plain (NCP) as a tool for alleviat ... Midterm report WP1) Two fully distributed surface water-groundwater models of the NCP and Baoding Plain have been developed and will in the latter part of the project form the basis for the MAR-scenario modelling. In addition, based on field data ...
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