This book presents a comprehensive overview of climate variability and change in Africa, and includes impact assessments and case studies from integration frameworks, with a particular focus on climate, agriculture and water resources. Richly illustrated, the book highlights case studies from western, eastern and southern African region, and explores related development policies. Climate change adaptation research, prediction, and reanalysis are also addressed
Jonathan I. Matondo is a Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Planning and Management at the Univ. of Swaziland in the Department of Geography, Environmental science and Planning. His areas of expertise are: Hydrology, hydraulics, computer applications in hydraulics, hydrology, water resources management and modeling of climate change issues.
Overview of climate variability and change in Africa - Perspectives and Experiences.- Integrated assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation in agriculture: The case study of the Wami river sub-basin, Tanzania.- assessing runoff changes in major catchments in Swaziland due to climate change.- change, variability and trend analysis of hydro-climatic time series.- Modelling of surface-groundwater dynamics and climate change impacts in wetland environments.- Impacts of possible climate change and variability on the water resources of southern African - a regional modelling approach.- Framework of best practice for climate change adaptation in Africa: the water - development nexus.- Evaluation of different tillage systems for improved agricultural production in drought prone areas of Malawi.- strengthening horticultural innovation systems for adaptation to effects of urbanization and climate variability in peri-urban areas.- An overview of dynamical down-scaling of global re-analyses for improved climate reconstruction over data sparse regions.- Evaluation of CMIP5 climate models for precipitation projections over the upper blue Nile basin.- Groundwater occurrence, recharge and productivity in tertiary volcanic rocks of Ethiopia and climate change implications.- Relationships among surface water resources in the WR90, WR2005 and WR2012 datasets of south Africa using mean annual runoff of Quaternary catchments.- Africa in a changing climate: redefining Africa's agrarian development policies.- Climate change adaptation research and policy for agriculture in southern Africa (CCARPASA) - evidence from rain-fed systems.