The Turkwel river basin, Kenya experiences a high level of water scarcity due to its arid climate, high rainfall variability and rapidly growing water demand. Climate change, variability and rapid growth in water demand pose significant challenges to current and future water resources planning and allocation worldwide. In this paper a novel decision-scaling approach was applied to model the response of the Turkwel river basin’s water resources system to growing demand and climate stressors. A climate response surface was constructed by combining a water resource system model, climate data, and a range of water demand scenarios.
This work was supported by the UK Department for International Development as part of the ‘REACH Improving Water Security for the Poor’ programme
Hirpa, F. A., Dyer, E., Hope, R., Olago, D. O. & Dadson, S. J. 2018. Finding sustainable water futures in data-sparse regions under climate change: Insights from the Turkwel River basin, Kenya. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 19, 124.
Finding sustainable water futures in data-sparse regions under climate change: Insights from the Turkwel River basin, Kenya
Published 30 September 2018