Integrated modeling of land and water resources in two African catchments

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Land and water are two of the most important and interacting natural resources that are critical for human survival and development. Growing population and global economic expansion are accelerating the demand for land and water for uses such as agriculture, urbanization, irrigation, hydropower, and industrialization. The land surface changes dynamically due to these demands and other socio-economic drivers. Biophysical factors such as topographic suitability, climate change, and rainfall variability further influence land use changes and land-use change decisions. Water resources are likewise experiencing pressure from overuse, pollution, and changes in hydrologic processes as a result of both socio-economic and biophysical factors.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van der Zaag, P., Supervisor
  • van Griensven, A, Supervisor, External person
Award date19 Mar 2018
Print ISBNs978-1-138-59338-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Dissertation submitted in fulfillment of the requirements of the Board for Doctorates of Delft University of Technology and of the Academic Board of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.


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