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Title: Barriers to the integration of the water-energy nexus in policy and practice in Southern Africa and future research opportunities
Authors: Boulle, Michael
Wlokas, Holle Linnea
Prasad, Gisela
Keywords: WATER
ENERGY
RENEWABLE ENERGY
CLIMATE CHANGE
SOUTHERN AFRICA
NEXUS
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
CAPACITY BUILDING
Date: 2012
Publisher: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA
Abstract: Water and energy are resources under considerable strain in Southern Africa and with the effects of climate change, livelihoods of the local people are being impacted. The provision of these resources particularly in poor, rural areas is a significant concern. Growth in the renewable energy sector has shown that renewable energy technologies can be used to provide solutions to the challenges surrounding energy and water provision in remote, rural areas. Using a framework for barrier analysis this study investigates the barriers to the introduction of renewable energy technologies in Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. The study then reviewed energy and water policy in each country to ascertain the level of integration of water and energy in policy in the respective countries. Along with this it was assessed the degree to which the projects under investigation have shown an appreciation for the water-energy nexus, and whether developments in policy have translated to progress on the ground. Based on the findings the study provides recommendations for future research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50242
Project Number: 106298
Project Title: Clean Energy and Water : an Assessment of Services for Adaptation to Climate Change
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