The Volta River Basin: Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment

The Volta River Basin: Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment, ed. Williams, Timothy O., Mul, Marloes, Biney, Charles A, and Smakhtin, Vladimir (London: Routledge, 2016).

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  • Editor Williams, Timothy O.
    Mul, Marloes
    Biney, Charles A,
    Smakhtin, Vladimir
    Title The Volta River Basin: Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment
    Series Title Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World
    Publication Date 2016-09-29
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Routledge
    Edition First Edition
    Pages 302
    Language eng
    Abstract The Volta River Basin (VRB) is an important transboundary basin in West Africa that covers approximately 410,000 square kilometres across six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. Its natural resources sustain the livelihoods of its population and contribute to economic development. This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review and assessment of the issues and challenges faced. The authors provide a science-based assessment of current and future scenarios of water availability, the demands of key sectors, including agriculture and hydropower, and the environment under changing demographic, economic, social and climatic conditions. They also identify solutions and strategies that will allow available water resources to be sustainably used to improve agricultural productivity, food security and economic growth in the VRB. Overall, the work examines from a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspective the solutions and strategies to improve the use of water and other natural resources in the VRB to achieve enhanced food security, livelihoods and economic growth.
    Copyright Holder Taylor & Francis
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781138900240
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