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Droughts and floods in southern Africa

Centre for Development Research and Information in Southern Africa

Droughts and floods in southern Africa

environmental change and human vulnerability

by Centre for Development Research and Information in Southern Africa

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Published by United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Early Warning and Assessment in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-48).

Statementcompiled by the Centre for Development Research and Information in Southern Africa for the Division of Early Warning and Assessment of the United Nations Environment Programme
ContributionsUnited Nations Environment Programme. Division of Early Warning and Assessment
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC929.28.A356 D76 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24535790M
ISBN 109789280728354
LC Control Number2009333523
OCLC/WorldCa496731260

The Southern Africa region has experienced more than its fair share of problems in recent years. Just when it seemed that the hardships wrought by the devastating cycle of droughts and floods of to were a thing of the past, other problems emerged. At one level, there have been the weakBrand: Wageningen Academic Publishers. The –17 Zimbabwe floods began in December , following a severe drought. The flooding killed at least people and injured another over three months and left around 2, people homeless, according to Zimbabwean officials. At least seventy bridges on major highways were swept away, according to Transport Minister Joram on: Zimbabwe.

Climate change and variability pose a threat to wildlife resources in semi-arid savannahs. With examples from selected protected areas in Southern Africa, this chapter highlights studies on detected climate changes particularly rainfall and temperature, outlines the predicted and observed impacts of climate change and variability on wildlife resources in savannah ecosystems and highlights the Cited by: 2. Call for Book Chapters CYCLONES, FLOODS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) IN SOUTHERN AFRICA 17 June Preamble The Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change Research Group at the University of South Africa has partnered with Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe in a research.

  Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods. The El Niño-driven crisis has increased the malnutrition rates of rural children, and driven up food prices for urban residents. The Southern Africa region has experienced more than its fair share of problems in recent years. Just when it seemed that the hardships wrought by the devastating cycle of droughts and floods of to were a thing of the past, other problems emerged.


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Droughts and floods in southern Africa by Centre for Development Research and Information in Southern Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

For nearly a decade, herders in Kenya's arid northwest have depended on cash payments from the government to withstand a cycle of recurring severe droughts and floods. With Cyclones Idai, Dineo, Favio, Eline and Kenneth, the /92 and /16 droughts as well as the floods in South Africa all fresh in memory and in the background, time has Droughts and floods in southern Africa book for the academia to be in the forefront of untangling how best the world, and particularly Africa can deal with the ever increasing challenge of extreme weather.

From toAfrica stands first in drought frequency with a total of reported drought events that affected million people (Gautam, ). The Greater Horn of Africa, the Sahel, and Southern Africa are the three regions that are highly vulnerable to drought in the continent.

Droughts and Floods in Southern Africa: Environmental Change and Human Vulnerability Apr. Books, Environment This report outlines the impact of droughts and floods on the natural and human environment in southern Africa during the periodwith a particular focus on Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Droughts, Heat Waves and Floods: How to Tell When Climate Change Is to Blame she and her colleagues completed a study focused on the southern edge of Author: Nature Magazine. With raging floods in Latin America, the US Midwest, and the United Kingdom, and withering droughts in eastern and southern Africa, most of California and southeastern Brazil, terms such as anomalous, historic, and epic dominated the weather lexicon.

US scientists determined that during one rare October rainstorm 17 streams in the US state of. A drought or drouth is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric (below-average precipitation), surface water or ground water.A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.

It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region and harm to the local economy. Southern Africa is vulnerable to a variety of natural and human-induced Sincedroughts and floods have had the most impact in the region: 46 droughts have affected almost 74 million people and caused losses of USD billion, while floods have affected more than 16 million File Size: 3MB.

The climate of Southern Africa is characterized by recurrent droughts, floods, and heat waves that have devastating consequences on agricultural production and on food security for the population. Rainfall deficits are compounded by high evaporation rates, making water availability a major constraint to sustainable agricultural production.

The frequency and intensity of extreme events such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves are increasing [1]. Among the extreme events, drought is a frequent occurrence, occuring in about 4 out of Apr.

Books, Environment Comments Off on Droughts and Floods in Southern Africa: Environmental Change and Human Vulnerability This report outlines the impact of droughts and floods on the natural and human environment in southern Africa during the periodwith a particular focus on Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Coping with droughts and floods: A Case study of Kanyemba, Mbire District, Zimbabwe Article (PDF Available) in Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Parts A/B/C January with 1, Reads. Diagnosing the Droughts and Floods in Equatorial East Africa during Boreal Autumn –08 November of,and are compared to the –97 reference period.

The index of the phases of the Southern Oscillation (SOI), the reference is made to a series of atlases, a book, and journal articles Cited by:   Droughts are some of the most costly economic stressors. Frequently, droughts are billion dollar weather events and are one of the top three threats to population in the world (along with famine and flooding).

There are three main ways droughts impact lives and communities:Author: Rachelle Oblack. Southern Africa is suffering the consequences of perhaps the worst drought in 35 years, and pupils at Chidyamakondo are bearing the brunt of it.

Four of the football team’s best players have Author: Lucy Lamble. Opinion - Since June, more than million people have faced flooding disasters across Africa. Some of the hardest hit countries include Kenya, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic.

The impact of droughts and floods on food security and policy options to alleviate negative effects The impact of droughts and floods on food security and policy options to alleviate negative effects 491, 1, 2, 2, 1 9 8 4.

Drought declared a national disaster in South Africa. South Africa’s dams saw an improvement by a fraction of a percent (%), compared to their levels a. Total annual rainfall in southern Africa doesn’t seem to have changed much over the last century since measurements began.

But it has become more variable: droughts and floods are more frequent. Climate simulations are based on production loss estimates from stochastic drought and flood models.

Model results show that the economic losses due to extreme climate events are significant: Malawi loses percent of its gross domestic product on average every year.

Other resources. The Digital Library of Earth Science Education maintains several collections, including the Digital Water Education Library, which can be searched by terms such as "drought," "climate," or "seasonal."Searches can be refined by grade level and other criteria.

EduScapes has created a collection of links on drought and drought education.Storms, Floods, and Droughts Ocean conditions, combined with unwise land use by farmers, resulted in the drought that caused the Dust Bowl in the s, which devastated the nation’s agricultural heartland and displaced a million or more people.It presents data showing that the average number of reported floods increased worldwide from per year in the ’s to in the ’s.

Droughts increased from per year to during the same period. Far more alarming, though, is the fact that the number of people killed by these disasters increased over sixfold!