|Title||Freshwater under threat in Africa - vulnerability assessment of freshwater resources to environmental change|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||UNEP -Nairobi, KE, Water Research Commission -Pretoria, ZA, WRC|
|Pagination||xv, 319 p. : Boxes, fig., tab.|
|Publisher||UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme|
|Place Published||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Keywords||central africa, east africa, economic aspects, groundwater, north africa, research, river basins, sdiafr, sdiwrm, social aspects, southern africa, water resources management, water shortage, west africa|
In 2003 a study was initiated to assess the vulnerability of water resources to environmental change in Africa.This publication documents the findings of the second phase of the study, which was completed in May 2006. The aim of this phase was to accomplish a wider, continental, coverage of river/lake/ groundwater basins and expanding the network of researchers. Regional groups of researchers addressed vulnerability issues for their respective regions (southern, eastern, central, western, and northern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Island States) by assessing major river/lake/groundwater basins on the basis of natural (physiographic), anthropogenic (socio-economic) and management criteria.