WP8:

Global and regional impacts


Overview:

This work package will be carried out in close collaboration with in particular Work Package 7 on uptake and upscaling, and drawing from all partners in the project to determine macro-scale (national, sub-continental,global) drivers of change relevant for the WHT upscaling. The Work Package will be carried out with one Post-doc based at Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and senior researchers at SRC jointly with consortium partners. The methodology will be using scenario analyses coupled with global to regional water balance and trade models, in close consultation with project partners and stakeholders to ensure relevance . In particular the outputs will serve for policy and decision support outputs in Work Package 14.The main research questions that will be addressed by WP8 are:
• What are the global/regional drivers that impact on investments in WHT in Sub-Sahara Africa?
• In which agro-climatic zones do WHTs have the greatest opportunity and comparative advantage over other crop production increasing strategies?
• Will the advantages of WHT be strengthened or dis-abled if global/regional drivers of change alter?
• What roles can policy and decision-making play in WHT uptake in view of global and national change?


Objectives:

This work package will contribute to the overall objectives of the project to develop WHTs that address multiple development targets by:
• Analysing multiple potential drivers of change that may affect WHT investment, uptake and feasibility,
• Accounting for multiple benefits and trade-offs when comparing WHT opportunities with alternative technology investments
• Assessing implications of WHT in view of climate change adaptation strategies

Deliverables:

D8.1) Factsheet global and regional impacts: A factsheet will be produced describing the RTD activities on global and regional impacts and their first results. [month 24]

D8.2) Paper on global and regional drivers of change and their effects on WHTs: A paper on global and regional drivers of change and their effects on WHTs will be written [month 30]

D8.3) Peer review paper and technical report on WHT opportunities for different agro-climatic zones: A peer review paper and technical report on WHT opportunities for different agro-climatic zones will be written including expected implications of climate change and other drivers of change [month 42]

D8.4) A synthesis report on global and regional impact with policy recommentations: A global and regional impact synthesis report with policy recommentations will be written [month 42]


Lead Institution:

Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)


WP Leader:

Jennie Barron
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