Co-development of East African regional water scenarios for 2050

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Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 4, 19 March 2021
Tramberend S., Burtscher R., Burek P., Kahil T., Fischer G., Mochizuki J. et al.

Water is critical for leveraging development opportunities in East Africa. Identifying sustainable water-development pathways in the context of climate change and environmental protection is imperative for water security. We co-developed regional water scenarios together with local stakeholders. A hydro-economic assessment of the headwaters of the Nile River revealed interconnections among socio-economic development, climate change, and the environment. In an increasing number of months and sub-basins, advanced water-saving technologies and management are needed to avoid local water-scarcity hotspots.