Water resources assessment of the Volta River Basin
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Mul, Marloes; Obuobie, E.; Appoh, R.; Kankam-Yeboah, K.; Bekoe-Obeng, E.; Amisigo, B.; Logah, F. Y.; Ghansah, B.; McCartney, Matthew. 2015. Water resources assessment of the Volta River Basin. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 78p. (IWMI Working Paper 166) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2015.220
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The ‘WISE-UP to climate’ project aims to demonstrate the value of natural infrastructure as a ‘nature-based solution’ for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Within the Volta River Basin, both natural and built infrastructure provide livelihood benefits for people. Understanding the interrelationships between the two types of infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustainable water resources development and management. This is particularly true as pressures on water resources intensify and the impacts of climate change increase. This report provides an overview of the biophysical characteristics, ecosystem services and links to livelihoods within the basin.
WATER RESOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT; RIVER BASINS; INTERNATIONAL WATERS; WATER MANAGEMENT; WATER GOVERNANCE; WATER QUALITY; WATER USE; WATER DEMAND; WATER POWER; WATER AVAILABILITY; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES; NATURAL RESOURCES; INFRASTRUCTURE; WETLANDS; LAKES; DAMS; POLICY MAKING; STRATEGIES; LIVESTOCK; FISHING; INDUSTRY; GEOLOGY; SOILS; SEDIMENTATION; LAND USE; HYDROLOGY; ENERGY GENERATION; RIPARIAN ZONES; INSTITUTIONS; ECONOMIC ASPECTS
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