Contact Information

Dr. Bernhard Tischbein
Center for Development Research (ZEF)
Walter-Flex-Strasse 3
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49-(0)228-731793
tischbein(at)uni-bonn.de

Adapting to water scarcity, uncertainty, and the effect of changing climate patterns – coping strategies and their impacts

The Work Package takes a landscape approach to water scarcity and looks at how water resources in valleys can be managed for improving the resilience of the Social-Ecological System (SES) towards the effects of climate change. Inland valleys provide a range of favorable conditions for coping strategies which can be utilized in combination with supplemental irrigation, use of shallow groundwater and decentral storage. Based on modeling the hydrological processes, water and land management concepts using the before-mentioned options will be developed in a participative way.