Competing demands and governance of water resources from East African forested water towers: Understanding the dynamics of coupled human-water systems

  • 15 February, 2020
  • Wageningen University, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management
  • dr AJ Teuling
  • dr ir A Ligtenbergdr ir PR van Oel

Competition for water resources is a growing concern especially in the context of climate change/variability and changing land-use patterns. There is little understanding of the human response to the dynamics of water-balance-evolution, including spontaneous or unexpected behaviours. Conflicts emerge as society adjusts with the changing hydrological conditions which affect the landscape/waterscape. The PhD research is coined under three pillars of knowledge; 1) River-Basin Management, 2) Socio-Hydrology, and 3) Gaming methodology. The overall objective is to explore the dynamics of human-water systems under pressure from climate and land-use changes. Serious games will be used as learning tools and in exploring decision-making processes among the local communities.


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