The cycle of droughts and floods is likely to continue; we need to prepare for it and make it work for those at risk

“The effects of climate change are unfolding before our eyes,” says Janse Rabie, Agri SA policy head for natural resources. “Unpredictability in weather patterns and the associated impacts makes planning considerably more difficult and heighten the risk for farming in South Africa.”

“The number of farms in South Africa has declined by more than two-thirds compared to the early 1990s,” says a 2018 GRCF-AFRICAP report.

Current EU development policy provides a general frame and background that justifies a Nexus approach and methodology. Thus, the new European Consensus on Development: “Our World, our Dignity, our Future” (June 2017) emphasises an integrated approach to development and strongly supports the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted in September 2015 as a global framework for sustainable development action. The 2030 Agenda itself emphasises an integrated approach that can facilitate a Nexus methodology.

Ce livre décrit les processus hydrologiques et leurs dynamiques passées et actuelles au gré de l’évolution des agrosystèmes, de leur emprise spatiale, de leur capacité d’adaptation au changement global, et aux changements climatiques. Il se fonde sur l’indicateur que représente la capacité de rétention en eau des sols, qui conditionne la bonne alimentation en eau et en nutriments des systèmes racinaires, tant des cultures que de la végétation naturelle. C’est aussi cette rétention en eau qui permet de limiter le ruissellement et les inondations en aval.

Del 12 al 15 de marzo de 2018 se dictará en la Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (Universidad Nacional del Litoral), Santa Fe (Argentina) el curso:

“Hydro-BID: Herramienta para el análisis de los efectos del cambio climático y la planificación de los recursos hídricos en América Latina y el Caribe”

REMARKS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT Paris, 12 December 2017
[as delivered]
President Macron, Excellencies, World Bank President Jim Kim, Ladies and gentlemen,
We are not yet winning the war on climate change — the defining challenge of our times.
The Paris Agreement lays the basis for ambitious action.
But we know that current commitments will not get us there.
Every day, in every region, the front pages are dominated by weather-related disasters – storms, floods, droughts, fires.

People, planet, prosperity and peace are four priorities shared by Africa and Europe, and areas where opportunities for beneficial cooperation abound. Over the past three decades, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has worked with many organisations and institutions across Africa. This report and its accompanying interactive online service, 'Africa StoryMaps', present the key findings from this collaboration, and set out options the decision-making, research, and education communities may consider.