Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Risk and change in the Okavango Delta
A newly published article by HOORC economist Donald Kgathi and associate Julie Wilk, Risk in the Okavango Delta in the face of social and environmental change in Geojournal, looks at results of a survey of four villages in the Okavango Delta. Households were questioned about strategies they used to cope with recurring hazards such as drought, reduced flooding and animal disease. Results of the study indicate that heavy reliance on government assistance will likely increase in the face of climate change and more upstream water abstraction. You can find the article in HOORC's Library.