Project Profile: SAHEWS

Southern Africa’s Hydro-Economy and Water Security


Principal Investigators: Declan Conway, Water Security Research Centre, United Kingdom
Partners: Tim Osborn, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
Willem Landman, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Sponsors: National Research Foundation, South Africa
National Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Southern Africa’s Hydro-Economy and Water Security
Full Call Title: Freshwater2012


Project Objective: This research seeks to improve understanding of the drivers of short to medium term hydro-meteorological variability, its socioeconomic consequences and develop approaches for improved water resources management in the region under uncertainty. The collaboration addresses important knowledge gaps in water supply, demand and sharing, and in the application of research to the effective management of water security.
Call Objective: This call was created to address the following:

- Identification and characterization of the interactions between natural processes and human practices that govern water budgeting in selected regions;
- Development of approaches that support the evolution of resilient communities/regions through improved seasonal forecasting of droughts, taking into account natural and socio-economic drivers.


Regions: Africa


Duration: 24 months
Call Date: 2012
Project Award Date: 2012