Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Earth Science News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

An integrated evaluation framework for water storage strategies in Sub-Sahara Africa
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 02, 2016

File image.

The current study proposes a multi-criteria decision aid framework to funding agencies for the integrated evaluation of water storage systems in Ethiopia and more broadly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Various water storage schemes within the country are assessed while the farmers are placed at the centre of the analysis as the principal stakeholders.

The approach is based on a multi-criteria outranking method for the avoidance of complete trade-offs between criteria.

Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), past storage development has largely occurred in a piecemeal fashion, through local initiatives and with minimal planning. In some cases lack of information and planning has resulted in less than optimal investments.

Population growth, in conjunction with climate change, will increase the importance of water storage but without greater understanding of which types of storage are best utilized under specific agro-ecological and social conditions it is likely that many water storage investments will fail to deliver the intended benefits.

To ensure sustainability, national policies are needed that promote much more rigorous and integrated planning of all water storage options. To this end, the current study suggests outranking assessment as a tool that facilitates the systematic inclusion of a wider range of criteria in planning processes.

In combination with existing approaches it could contribute significantly to better planning of water storage throughout SSA.

The study presents an integrated assessment approach for funding agencies and organizations as a promising option to better evaluate the performance of water storage in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The study was carried out within the project "Rethinking Water Storage for Climate Change Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa". This multidisciplinary project (2008-2011) was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
World Scientific
Water News - Science, Technology and Politics

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
Climate change speeds up gully erosion
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Feb 26, 2016
The erosion of large natural channels by flowing water - gully erosion - can wreak havoc on fields, roads, and buildings. In some cases, the sudden expansion of gullies even claims human lives. Geographers from KU Leuven, Belgium, are the first to show a worldwide link between heavy rainfall and the speed at which gullies expand. With predicted climate change, gullies may erode up to three times ... read more

Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

Aid finally getting to Fiji cyclone victims

Nuclear water: Fukushima still faces contamination crisis

Screening truffles for radioactivity 30 years from Chernobyl

Research demonstrates that air data can be used to reconstruct radiological releases

Eco-friendly food packaging material doubles shelf-life of food products

Virtual reality is next as smartphone sales slow

Crystal and magnetic structure of multiferroic hexagonal manganite

Water-cleaning chemical made 'on-demand' with new group of catalysts

New prediction tool gives warning of rogue waves

US releases Iraq dam collapse evacuation advice

Microorganisms duke it out within algal blooms

OGC requests information to guide Arctic Spatial Data Pilot

Australian icebreaker refloated in Antarctica after grounding

Australian icebreaker runs aground in Antarctica

Study of tundra soil demonstrates vulnerability of ecosystem to climate warming

China's Jack Ma buys French vineyard

University of Guam scientist and colleagues tag coconut rhinoceros beetles

In grasslands, longer spring growing season offsets higher summer temperatures

Decline of bees, other pollinators, threatens crop output: UN body

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

Philippines affected by more extreme tropical cyclones

How to make a tiny volcanic island

Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Kenya army says it killed Shebab intelligence chief

Three soldiers get life for I.Coast military chief's murder

Saving the wildlife 'miracle' of Congo's Garamba park

ONR Global sponsors research to improve memory through electricity

Easter Island not destroyed by war, analysis of 'spear points' shows

Neanderthals and modern H. sapiens crossbred over 100,000 years ago

Neanderthals mated with modern humans much earlier than previously thought

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement