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Title: Water-harvesting for poverty reduction and sustainable resource use: Adaptation strategies to climatic change in Tigray region, Ethiopia
|Method(s)||Regression Analysis, Economic Modelling|
The project explores the economic feasibility of and impacts on household welfare of water wells and ponds to mitigate negative effects of climate change. The impacts that will be looked at are productivity, income and nutrition, as well as, positive and negative environmental externalities and health effects. Harnessing water potential at the micro-level can potentially mitigate some of the negative affects of climate change (water availability) but at the same time increases the risk of malaria in the ever expanding areas where malaria thrives. More specifically the study has the following aims:
• To explore the extent to which water harvesting in the form of water wells and ponds is contributing to increased productivity, household income and better nutrition;
• To explore the positive and negative environmental externalities and health effects associated with these interventions; and
• To explore the role of technical (e.g. design issues), institutional factors that contribute for improved outcome of the interventions.
• To explore the trade-offs of climate change mitigation strategies at the microlevel
Publications for this project
- Journal Article: Micro water harvesting for climate variability mitigation: Trade-offs between health and poverty reduction in Northern Ethiopia. In: Environment and Development Economics. Forthcoming
- Journal Article: Factors Contributing to Child Malnutrition in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. In: East African Journal of Nutrition and Health. Forthcoming
- Policy Brief 15 - Small scale water harvesting in Northern Ethiopia: Can it alleviate household poverty?
- Policy Brief 14 - Small scale water harvesting in Northern Ethiopia: Can it improve household welfare without compromising health?
- PREM Working Paper 07-01 - Impact of small scale water harvesting on household poverty: Evidence from northern Ethiopia
- PREM Working Paper 07-02 - Water Harvesting for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Resource Use: Environment and technical issues
- PREM Working Paper 06-05 - Micro water harvesting for climate change mitigation: Trade-offs between health and poverty reduction in Northern Ethiopia
- Summary project #12: Ethiopia