IALUO – Integrated Assessment of Land Use Options for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Malawi is under significant pressure from population growth and climate change. It is foreseeable that land and water resources will become scarce and water allocation and water quality aspects will be key for the future sustainable development of the country. The project comprises landscape and watershed planning and modelling work including data collection, development of knowledge base and river basin profiles, analytical framework including indicators and scenarios, data analysis, modelling, integrated analysis of land-use scenarios, result analysis, investment recommendations and capacity building. Catchment modelling using SWAT and HEC-HMS, development of methodologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation considering environmental, economic and social developments.

Actual services provided by our staff within the assignment:
Assessment of land use situation including understanding the data situation and filling data gaps, modelling of land use development, SWAT based catchment assessment, development of strategies and guidelines for catchment management including details for promoting sustainable development through improved system understanding and related improvement needs of the Malawi hydro-meteorological and agricultural monitoring and observation – as well as information management systems.

Name of client: LTSi / The World Bank
Start date (month/year): 09/2011
Completion date (month/year): 04/2013