Groundwater recharge and the amplification of rainfall extremes under climate change
Global warming presents major challenges to efforts seeking to expand and sustain water supplies across
tropical Africa in pursuit of UN SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 6 (Water and Sanitation for All), and 11 (Climate Action)
among others. Notwithstanding persistent uncertainty in the projected direction of change illustrated by the
East African Paradox, one robust universal impact of global warming, pronounced in the tropics, is the
intensification of precipitation, which is characterized by a shift towards fewer but heavier rainfalls.
1. Whatis the impact of this transition on terrestrial water balances and specifically the replenishment of
vital groundwater supplies?
2. Whatis the evidence to date from observations and how do these to compare to models used to
project climate change impacts?
Re How might these changes impact freshwater demand?
This webinar will interrogate these questions and seek to draw out potential policy implications to inform |_|
adaptation strategies resilient to climate change.
Start Time: Feb 3, 2022 01:43 PM
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