Finding sustainable water futures in data-sparse regions under climate change
Insights from the Turkwel River basin, Kenya

Sustainability of global freshwater is under increasing threats due to changing hydroclimate and abstraction to satisfy rapidly growing water demand (Hall et al., 2014; Wada et al., 2014). Understanding how socio-economic change put additional stress on water resources and translating the scientific evidence into policy decisions are critical steps towards ensuring sustainable water use and allocation (Sadoff and Hall, 2015; Dadson et al., 2017). Regions where development is most acutely needed are often those where data to inform long-term investment decisions is most severely lacking. This paper analyses the drivers of water scarcity in a data-sparse river basin and offers insights that can inform and challenge approaches to water resources planning in data-sparse regions in other basins worldwide.


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