Water resource management under a changing climate in Angola's coastal settlements

Working paper
, 40 pages
PDF (4.48 MB)
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781784314927
Product code:10833IIED

Angola's civil war caused a massive population movement from rural conflict areas to low-lying coastal zones. More than half of Angola’s 27 million people now live in urban coastal settlements, floodplains and steep ravines vulnerable to climate extremes. Climate-related risks are worsening and it is important to understand and prepare for them. Angola's coastal areas are experiencing increasing variable rainfall and pressure on water supplies and markets but a dearth of relevant data has made it difficult to assess these risks. This paper demonstrates innovative methods in filling the information gap and how changes were introduced in how water is governed in four Angolan coastal cities.