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


Start date: 31 August, 2008 End date: 30 January, 2010 Project type: Smaller projects: Initiatives Project code: 94-08-GEUS Countries: Tanzania Thematic areas: Climate change, Natural resource management, Water management and sanitation, Lead institution: Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark Partner institutions: Hanoi University of Science (HUS), Vietnam Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Vietnam Project website: go to website (the site might be inactive) Project coordinator: Karen Vilholth Total grant: 213,050 DKK

Project summary

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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