All pages with keywords: water

Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

a policy publication by Declan Conway, Christian Siderius 7 August, 2019

This brief introduces the concept of climate information and reasons for its use in major decisions about water, energy and agriculture, including new infrastructure investments. read more »


Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

in the news Declan Conway, Christian Siderius 7 August, 2019

Understanding the connections between water use, and energy and food production can help us address some of challenges posed by climate change. read more »


Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

a research article by Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda, Stavros Afionis 9 April, 2018

Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. read more »


Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

a research article by Declan Conway 6 March, 2018

This paper explores the agricultural groundwater management system of Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa – an area associated with intensive use of hard rock aquifers for irrigation – and the … read more »


Grantham Workshop | Joanna Pardoe ‘Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: Policy and practice in Tanzania’

Grantham Workshop | Joanna Pardoe ‘Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: Policy and practice in Tanzania’

Grantham Workshop Joanna Pardoe 21 Jun 2017

Joanna Pardoe, a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, will be the speaker for this seminar. A full abstract … read more »


Co-benefits and trade-offs in the water–energy nexus of irrigation modernization in China

Co-benefits and trade-offs in the water–energy nexus of irrigation modernization in China

a research article by Declan Conway 15 July, 2016

There are strong interdependencies between water use in agriculture and energy consumption as water saving technologies can require increased pumping and pressurizing. The Chinese Government includes water efficiency improvement … read more »


Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply

Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 17 May, 2016

Spatially diverse trends in population growth, climate change, industrialization, urbanization and economic development are expected to change future food supply and demand. These changes may affect the suitability of land … read more »


Crop-specific seasonal estimates of irrigation-water demand in South Asia

Crop-specific seasonal estimates of irrigation-water demand in South Asia

a research article by Christian Siderius 17 May, 2016

Biemans, H., Siderius, C., Mishra, A., and Ahmad, B. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1971-1982, doi:10.5194/hess-20-1971-2016, 2016.


(Not so) Gently down the stream: river pollution and health in Indonesia

(Not so) Gently down the stream: river pollution and health in Indonesia

a working paper by Teevrat Garg, Stuart Hamilton, Jacob Hochard, Evan Plous, John Talbot 6 April, 2016

Waterborne diseases are the leading cause of mortality in developing countries. We emphasize a previously ignored cause of diarrhea – upstream river bathing. Using newly constructed data on upstream-downstream hydrological … read more »


Tracing the water-energy-food nexus: description, theory and practice

Tracing the water-energy-food nexus: description, theory and practice

a research article by Hayley Leck, Declan Conway, Judith Rees 17 August, 2015

The ‘nexus’ between water, energy and food (WEF) has gained increasing attention globally in research, business and policy spheres. We review the premise of recent initiatives framed around the nexus, … read more »