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 2018: AIDA has established an overview of Danish agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the associated investors. Close to 100 investments, involving more than 150 Danish investors, have been identified. On this ...
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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-km soil moist ...
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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 e ... First-year report: (1) To improve the understanding of the hydrogeological conditions in typical geological settings and farming communities in SA, exemplified by the Hout/Sand river catchment in Limpopo Province.
(2) To develop an int ...
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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 ...
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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 allevia ... First-year report: WP1: Most work in WP1 on regional scale modelling has focused on the use of satellite remote sensing techniques to estimate the actual evapotranspiration in the NCP. This has resulted in a unique gridded dataset on monthly ...
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