New Policy Brief: Shah on Trade-Off Rules for Irrigation Water Re-Allocation

  S. Shah (2017) Policy Brief: Trade-off rules for irrigation water re-allocation: Global issues and case study insights for the Angat River Basin (Philippines). The University of British Columbia. Many countries, including India, China, and those in sub-Saharan Africa are re-allocating water away from irrigation and deprioritizing water’s use in farming (see cases by Wagle et […]
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New Publication: Shah & Zerriffi: Urban water demand, climatic variation, and irrigation-water insecurity: interactive stressors and lessons for water governance from the Angat River basin (Philippines)

  S. Shah and H. Zerriffi have published an article in Water International, on the combined effects of climatic variation and intersectoral water competition in the Angat Reservoir. Abstract: Climatic variation and intersectoral water competition increasingly challenge the effective provision of irrigation services. This article explores their combined effects on irrigation allocation from the Angat Reservoir […]
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New Publication: Shah, Angeles, & Harris: Worlding the Intangibility of Resilience: The Case of Rice Farmers and Water-Related Risk in the Philippines

S. Shah, L. Angeles, and L. Harris have recently published an article in World Development on the “social turn” of resilience, using the case of rice farmers in the Philippines. Summary: Agricultural livelihoods are resilient when capable of enduring and overcoming socio-environmental stressors. The “Sustainable Livelihoods Approach”, popularized in development programs, frequently targets farmer capacities […]
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New op-ed on planning for resilience in Cape Town

Cape Town is facing one of its worst droughts in over a century. Facing acute water shortages and lower than average winter rainfalls, the City of Cape Town is planning for emergency water supply and is considering new approaches to water in the longer term. While the immediate pressures to supply water will likely require […]
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New Policy Brief: Luker and Rodina on Drought Management in Cape Town

Luker, E. & L. Rodina (2017) Policy brief: The Future of Drought Management for Cape Town- Summary for Policy Makers. The University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. The City of Cape Town (CCT), and South Africa in general, have been experiencing significant water shortages due to the ongoing drought. In early April 2017, […]
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