Case Study-Assessment of the impacts of climate variability on total water storage (GWD GAU)
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Assessment of the impacts of climate variability on total water storage in the Orange-Senqu River Basin: implications for groundwater resources management
by Dr Tales Carvalho-Resende
TALK ABSTRACT: Alongside the effects of climate change and anthropogenic factors, natural climate cycles have considerable impacts on the hydrologic cycle. In this study, we look at how global climatic oscillations cycles, like El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) affect total water storage and groundwater storage in the Orange-Senqu River Basin by analysing two large aquifers: the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer System (STAS) shared between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and the Karoo Sedimentary Aquifer shared between Lesotho and South Africa. The findings could help decision-makers prepare more effective climate-change adaptation plans at both national and transboundary levels.
Tales Carvalho-ResendeProject Officer
Topic: Assessment of the impacts of climate variability on total water storage in the Orange-Senqu River Basin: implications for groundwater resources management
Tales Carvalho-Resende has more than 7 years of experience in the development and management of international cooperation projects on environmental issues, climate change and transboundary waters. He worked at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) where he coordinated and supported research and capacity-building activities on groundwater and climate change, water diplomacy, conflict resolution, and international water law.