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dc.contributor.authorMabhaudhi, T.
dc.contributor.authorMpandeli, S.
dc.contributor.authorMadhlopa, A.
dc.contributor.authorModi, A. T.
dc.contributor.authorBackeberg, G.
dc.contributor.authorNhamo, Luxon
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-15T08:45:36Z
dc.date.available2016-09-15T08:45:36Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMabhaudhi, T.; Mpandeli, S.; Madhlopa, A.; Modi, A. T.; Backeberg, G.; Nhamo, Luxon. 2016. Southern Africa’s water-energy nexus: towards regional integration and development. Water, 8(6):1-21. doi: 10.3390/w8060235en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/77052
dc.description.abstractThe Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) water and energy sectors are under increasing pressure due to population growth and agricultural and industrial development. Climate change is also negatively impacting on the region’s water and energy resources. As the majority of SADC’s population lives in poverty, regional development and integration are underpinned by water and energy security as the watercourses in the region are transboundary in nature. This paper reviews the region’s water and energy resources and recommends policies based on the water–energy nexus approach. This is achieved by reviewing literature on water and energy resources as well as policy issues. Water resources governance provides a strong case to create a water–energy nexus platform to support regional planning and integration as SADC countries share similar climatic and hydrological conditions. However, there has been a gap between water and energy sector planning in terms of policy alignment and technical convergence. These challenges hinder national policies on delivering economic and social development goals, as well as constraining the regional goal of greater integration. Regional objectives on sustainable energy and access to clean water for all can only be achieved through the recognition of the water–energy nexus, championed in an integrated and sustainable manner. A coordinated regional water–energy nexus approach stimulates economic growth, alleviates poverty and reduces high unemployment rates. The shared nature of water and energy resources requires far more transboundary water–energy nexus studies to be done in the context of regional integration and policy formulation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectPOLICY MAKINGen_US
dc.subjectSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTen_US
dc.subjectREGIONAL DEVELOPMENTen_US
dc.subjectWATER RESOURCESen_US
dc.subjectENERGY RESOURCESen_US
dc.subjectENERGY GENERATIONen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectWATERCOURSESen_US
dc.subjectWATER SCARCITYen_US
dc.subjectWATER SUPPLYen_US
dc.subjectWATER REQUIREMENTSen_US
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL WATERSen_US
dc.subjectRIVER BASINSen_US
dc.subjectPOVERTYen_US
dc.subjectECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTen_US
dc.subjectRIPARIAN ZONESen_US
dc.subjectPOPULATION GROWTHen_US
dc.titleSouthern Africa’s water-energy nexus: towards regional integration and developmenten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/8/6/235/pdfen_US
cg.contributor.crpWATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMSen_US


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