Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture – and Adaptation Strategies in Tanzania (CLIVET)

Partner Institution(s): 
Hanoi Agricultural University (HAU), Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (CARES) - Vietnam
Hanoi Agricultural University (HAU), Department of Water Resources (DoWD) - Vietnam
Hanoi University of Sciences, Hydro-Meteorology and Oceanography Faculty, Meteorological Department - Vietnam
University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM), Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) - Tanzania
University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM), Water Resources Engineering Department (WRED) - Tanzania
Tanzanian Meteorological Agency (TMA) - Tanzania
Start Date: 
September 1, 2008
End Date: 
January 31, 2010
Project Code: 
Total grant: 
DKK 213,050
Contact : 
Karen Vilholth

Objectives: The overall objective is to contribute to the knowledge and capabilities of Tanzania to encounter the impacts of climate change and to develop best strategies to adapt to these changes, particularly as they relate to water resources and the use of water within the agricultural sector. Research approach: The methodology of the project builds on integrated and interdisciplinary research on three axes: 1) climate change predictions, especially downscaling of results from global circulation models. 2) assessment of the impacts of these predictions, through integrated hydrological models, on the water resources in selected rural and important agricultural settings and areas. 3) identifying the actual, on-going and optional measures for adaptation in agriculture. Outputs, capacity building, and outreach: 1) Increased research capacity and competences. 2)Three Ph.D.’s and similar number of M.Sc.’s. 3) An international network of researchers 4) A set of state-of-the-art regional climate change predictions. 5) Hydrological models. 6) Socio-economic analysis. 6) Context-specific, evidence-based, and geographically focused recommendations on adaptation strategies. 7) Scientific and popular publications. 8) Stakeholder involvement.

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