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Title: Clean energy and water : low-cost climate adaptation options for East Africa; draft journal article
Authors: Karekezi, Stephen
Otuke, Jared
Kanyata, Godfrey
Keywords: RENEWABLE ENERGY
CLIMATE CHANGE
EAST AFRICA
WATER SERVICES
WIND PUMPS
TREADLE PUMPS
POLICY
Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: AFREPREN/FWD, Nairobi, KE
Abstract: This study assesses renewable energy use in water services in East Africa and implications for adaptation to climate change impacts. The case studies demonstrate to some extent, that windpumps and treadle pumps increase resilience to climate change, increase incomes of small scale farmers, and promote crop diversification, thus increasing food security. However, lack of clear-cut policies to support the dissemination of renewable energy technologies for water services is a major barrier to the scale up of these low-cost pumps. Dedicated institutions with the specific responsibility of promoting small-scale renewables for the water sector could overcome siloed institutional barriers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50259
Project Number: 106298
Project Title: Clean Energy and Water : an Assessment of Services for Adaptation to Climate Change
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