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Modeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and Other Basin Systems in Ghana

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  • Barnabas A. Amisigo
  • Alyssa McCluskey
  • Richard Swanson

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An assessment of the impacts of projected climate change on water availability and crop production in the Volta Basin and the southwestern and coastal basin systems of Ghana has been undertaken as a component of the impacts and adaptation study for Ghana by UNU-WIDER and the University of Ghana. Four climate change scenarios were considered in addition to a reference (no change) scenario - two dry and two wet scenarios. The CliRun water balance model was used to simulate catchment runoffs using projected rainfall and temperature under the scenarios.

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  • Barnabas A. Amisigo & Alyssa McCluskey & Richard Swanson, 2014. "Modeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and Other Basin Systems in Ghana," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2014-033, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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