Multisector Collaborative Groundwater-Surface Water Modelling Approach to Improve Resilience to Hydrological Extremes in the Limpopo River Basin

Syed Md Touhidul Mustafa*, Anne Van Loon, Luis Artur, Zareen Bharucha, Annatoria Chinyama, Farisse Chirindja, Rosie Day, Fulvio Franchi, Josie Geris, Stephen Hussey, Edward Nesamvuni, Alcino Nhacume, Alfred Petros, Hanne Roden, Melanie Rohse, Sithabile Tirivarombo, Jean Christophe Comte

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Abstract

It is necessary to combine the understanding of physical environmental drivers with social, economic, cultural and political perspectives and information to build resilience to future flood and drought hazards. We present a flexible collaborative modelling approach to improve resilience to hydrological extremes in large basins with application to the Limpopo River Basin (LRB). It uses an iterative, knowledge co-production process to strengthen crucial bridges between scientists and water management stakeholders on the appropriate scale(s). In the proposed collaborative modelling approach, the integrated hydro(geo)logical model is combined with regional to transboundary people’s knowledges and policies. We analyse the effect and importance of stakeholders’ feedback on the numerical model prediction. The proposed methodology is applied in the Limpopo River Basin (LRB) where floods and droughts are recurrent events. Through this iterative multisector collaborative modelling approach, we aim to develop a reliable and feasible management instrument to help reduce the impact of alternating droughts and floods and increase the resilience to hydrological extremes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management: Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Congress on Geoethics and Groundwater Management (GEOETH&GWM'20), Porto, Portugal 2020
EditorsManuel Abrunhosa, António Chambel, Silvia Peppoloni, Helder I. Chaminé
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages397-400
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-59320-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-59319-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021
Event1st Congress on Geoethics and Groundwater Management - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 May 202022 May 2020
https://geoeth-gwm2019.wixsite.com/porto/welcome

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722

Conference

Conference1st Congress on Geoethics and Groundwater Management
Abbreviated titleGEOETH and GWM'20
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period18/05/2022/05/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Collaborative modelling approach
  • Drought–flood cycles
  • Knowledge co-production
  • Limpopo river basin
  • Resilience

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