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Fluid African Cities- Bottom-Up Adaptive Decision-Support for Resilient Urban Water Security. A case study of the application of decision-scaling for the city-centric water system of Lusaka,Zambia within the Kafue Flats sub-basin

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posted on 22.10.2020, 13:35 by Mangani Rebecca Ilunga
Globally, the implications of climate change and rapid urbanisation are a growing concern for the future of water resource management. African cities are places with significant water security risk, rapid urbanisation and multiple spatial and temporal scales (UN-WWAP, 2009). Identifying these risks provides insights into where resilience is required, which allows for informed adaptation decisions. Water managers are accustomed to changing circumstances and adapting to them; however, uncertainties associated with climate and socio-economic changes create an additional layer of complexity. Decision-support tools used for the evaluation and management of water resources should reflect the potential impacts of these changes.

Funding

DFID and NERC for project funding

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)