Baseline review and ecosystem services assessment of the Tana River Basin, Kenya
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Baker, Tracy; Kiptala, J.; Olaka, L.; Oates, N.; Hussain, Asghar; McCartney, Matthew. 2015. Baseline review and ecosystem services assessment of the Tana River Basin, Kenya. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI).. 107p. (IWMI Working Paper 165) doi: 10.5337/2015.223
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The ‘WISE-UP to climate’ project aims to demonstrate the value of natural infrastructure as a ‘nature-based solution’ for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Within the Tana River Basin, both natural and built infrastructure provide livelihood benefits for people. Understanding the interrelationships between the two types of infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustainable water resources development and management. This is particularly true as pressures on water resources intensify and the impacts of climate change increase. This report provides an overview of the biophysical characteristics, ecosystem services and links to livelihoods within the basin.
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES; ASSESSMENT; RIVER BASINS; LAND COVER; LAND USE; LAND MANAGEMENT; PASTORAL LANDS; HIGHLANDS; LIVING STANDARDS; FARMLAND; SMALL SCALE FARMING; RAINFED FARMING; COASTAL AREA; BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION; SOILS; CLIMATE CHANGE; FLOODPLAINS; FLOODING; SURFACE WATER; SEDIMENTATION; NATURAL RESOURCES; INFRASTRUCTURE; GROUNDWATER RECHARGE; WETLANDS; FORESTS; EUCALYPTUS; DAMS; IRRIGATION SCHEMES; SAND; MINING; CHARCOAL; LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION; SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT; WATER POWER; ENERGY GENERATION; FOOD SECURITY