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Adaptations to Climate Change in Africa’s Water Sector: Contributions of the World Meteorological Organization Datius Rutashobya Climate and Water Department World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Impacts of climate change on water resources in Africa.

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Adaptations to Climate Change

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Africa’s Water Sector:

Contributions of the World Meteorological Organization

Datius Rutashobya

Climate and Water Department

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

impacts of climate change on water resources in africa
Impacts of climate change on water resources in Africa
  • reduced freshwater availability, food security, human health, industrial production, increased hazards and risks (floods, droughts)
  • Specific observed impacts:

Shrinking of Lake Chad, Lake Turkana

fluctuation of water levels of Lake Victoria

melting snow of Mount Kilimanjaro

difficulties in adaptations
Difficulties in Adaptations
  • Lack of basic information
  • Insufficient monitoring and observation systems
  • Settlements in vulnerable areas
  • Appropriate political, technological and institutional framework
  • Lack of capacity
  • Low income
adaptation to climate change requires
Adaptation to climate change requires…..
  • Science based knowledge
  • Resilient development policies
  • Behavioral change
  • Appropriate institutions and regulatory mechanisms
  • Adequate economic resources and instruments
  • Regional & international cooperation
contributions of the world meteorological organization wmo
Contributions of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

WMO’s mandate and role

UN system’s voice on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere including its interaction with the oceans, the climate and water resources

weather, climate, hydrology and water resources, and related environmental issues

contribution to safety, well being of people

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World Climate Conference-3Better climate information for a better future

Climate Prediction and Information for Decision Making

Geneva, Switzerland31 August–4 September 2009

wmo contributions at international level associated programme on flood management
WMO contributions at international levelAssociated Programme on Flood Management

Joint Initiative

  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Global Water Partnership (GWP)
  • Secretariat
  • Technical Support Unit (TSU) embedded in the Hydrology and Water Resources Branch
  • Inception Phase: 2001- 2002
  • Implementation Phase I: 2002- 2006
  • Implementation Phase II: 2006-2010
apfm mission
APFM Mission

Support countries in the integrated management of floods

Within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management

contributions at regional level
Contributions at regional level

Support to

IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)

  • mission is provision of timely climate early warning information; supporting specific sector applications to enable the region cope with various risks associated with extreme climate variability and change
contributions at national level wmo s assistance to egypt
Contributions at national level WMO’s assistance to Egypt

Egypt heavily relies on the water resources from River Nile. In view of the likely impacts of climate change and variability on the Nile water:

  • Request from in Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) to WMO
  • WMO developed a project on Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
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LARGE AREAS IN EGYPT WILL FACE DIRECT IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIBLITY:

  • Coastal Areas
  • Nile Delta
  • Nile Valley
  • Lake Nasser
objectives of the project create national enabling environments to facilitate
Objectives of the ProjectCreate national enabling environments to facilitate
  • Use of climate information
  • Undertake scientific assessments of the climate change impacts on water resources,
  • Assess significant impacts on existing or proposed water system operation rules, system design and sizing, policies and water use strategies,
  • Develop adaptation strategies for the planning and operation of water resources infrastructure and disaster management,
  • Develop knowledge through research and development
  • Raising climate risk awareness and stimulate discussions
  • Develop an awareness building and advocacy plan
expected outputs
Expected Outputs
  • Setting up a multi-disciplinary National Team of Experts (NTE) and national platform to coordinate and initiate research, development and applications,
  • Determination of climate information requirements of water managers,
  • Assessment of climate information capabilities to improve water resources planning and management,
  • Putting in place response strategies to adapt to long-term climate change on water resources planning, and
  • Developing decision-support systems.
implementation process for pp

Implementation Process for PP

WMO & MWRI organized National Workshop to:

Assess status of existing state of knowledge and its application within the country,

Assess capacities of various institutions to develop and use climate related information,

Knowledge gap analysis, and

Prepare an action plan for preparing detailed project proposal for funding.

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Achievements

  • Two National Workshops
  • Eight Working Group Meetings
  • Project Proposal Prepared

($ 5.3 M – 4 Years)

  • WMO will assist in securing fund for Implementation