"A Socio-Environmental Synthesis of the Linkages between Water Scarcity Induced Conflict and Land Use/Land Cover Change in Africa to Enhance Multi-Scalar Decision Making"
This Pursuit will combine the expertise of social and environmental scientists, NGOs, and government officials to examine where, when, how and why conflicts arise over water. The team will synthetically analyze data about conflict events, environmental change, society, and institutions to answer three research questions: 1) What are the spatio-temporal socio-environmental dynamics of water scarcity and how are these dynamics linked with conflict across urban and rural landscapes of Africa? 2) At what spatial scale do the linkages between water scarcity and conflict operate? 3) How has and will climate change impact natural resource availability in already water scarce regions, especially those vulnerable or with a history of conflict?
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