The socio-economic impacts of climate change on water resources in South Africa

James S. Juana, Kagiso T. Mangadi, Kenneth M. Strzepek

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Abstract

Using a computable general equilibrium approach, this study investigates the economy-wide impact of reductions in water resources in South Africa due to climate change. The simulation results show a potentially general deterioration in household welfare. Poor households are the most vulnerable. Short-run policy simulations suggest that this vulnerability can be reduced through welfare policies that maintain food consumption levels for households in the two lowest income quintiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-278
Number of pages14
JournalWater International
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012

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economic impact
water resource
climate change
food consumption
simulation
vulnerability
income
Africa
household
socioeconomics
policy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology

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Juana, James S. ; Mangadi, Kagiso T. ; Strzepek, Kenneth M. / The socio-economic impacts of climate change on water resources in South Africa. In: Water International. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 265-278.
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