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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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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