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The Zambezi River Basin Water and Sustainable Development

By: Jonathan Lautze(Editor), Zebediah Phiri(Editor), Vladimir Smakhtin(Editor), Davison Saruchera(Editor), Canisius Kanangire(Foreword By)
256 pages, 134 colour illustrations
Publisher: Earthscan
The Zambezi River Basin
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  • The Zambezi River Basin ISBN: 9781138240902 Paperback Aug 2017 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. The Zambezi River Basin provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward.

The Zambezi River Basin first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin's economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.


1. Introduction
    Zebediah Phiri, Jonathan Lautze, Vladimir Smakhtin and Davison Saruchera
2. Availability and Use of Water Resources
    Xueliang Cai, Yvan Altchenko and Geoffrey Chavula
3. The Economic Potential of the Basin
    Amaury Tilmant and Regassa Namara
4. Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk
    Richard D. Beilfuss and Charles Nhemachena
5. Hydropower and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
    Amaury Tilmant
6. Towards Sustainable Agricultural Water Management
    Emmanuel Manzungu, Aidan Senzanje and Justin Mutiro
7. Ecosystem Services: Opportunities and Threats
    Matthew McCartney and Imasiku A. Nyambe
8. Urbanization, Water Quality and Water Reuse
    Munir A. Hanjra, Pay Drechsel and Hillary M. Masundire
9. Transboundary Water Cooperation: Taking Stock and Looking Forward
    Davison Saruchera, Jonathan Lautze, Juliet Mwale, Claudious Chikozho and Osborne N. Shela
10. The Potential for Subbasin Cooperation in the Shire: A Case for Bottom-Up Institutional Development?
    Charlotte de Bruyne, Jonathan Lautze and Jusipbek Kazbekov
11. Water Security
    Davison Saruchera, Jonathan Lautze, Luxon Nhamo and Bunyod Holmatov
12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 in the Zambezi River Basin
    Lisa Guppy, Manzoor Qadir and Jonathan Lautze

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Jonathan Lautze is Senior Researcher at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Pretoria, South Africa. Zebediah Phiri is Executive Secretary of the Zambezi Watercourse Commission, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of the United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Davison Saruchera is a PhD candidate at the Wits School of Governance, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By: Jonathan Lautze(Editor), Zebediah Phiri(Editor), Vladimir Smakhtin(Editor), Davison Saruchera(Editor), Canisius Kanangire(Foreword By)
256 pages, 134 colour illustrations
Publisher: Earthscan
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"There is no analogue to this book to date in how comprehensively the basin's water resources issues are examined. And for the first time ever, the book explores ways to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 at a basin-level, rather than doing this by individual country. Overall, the book examines a set of very pertinent topics for policy and development in the basin. This book directly contributes to the attainment of the Africa Water Vision 2025 of 'An Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional cooperation, and the environment'."
– From the Foreword by Dr Canisius Kanangire, African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), Nigeria

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