The project seeks to develop a national assessment of potential climate change impacts on hydrological yield within hydro-climatic zones based on medium to short, medium and long term climate projections, as well as attribution of non-climatic factors. It will report on short, medium and long term adaption trends and strategies and assess hydrological response to climate impacts. This work will further establish appropriate climate scenario projections for short, medium and long term by addressing scale and resolution challenges. The work will be completed through the development of an online climate change and hydrological yield utility that is user-friendly for decision-makers to assess and evaluate results.


Time frames:  April 2018 – March 2021

Funder: Water Resource Commission (WRC)

Project partners: University of the Witwatersrand, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of water and sanitation (DWS)

For further details: contact Dr Piotr Wolski