Managing Social Ecological Change in the Upper Zambezi Valley:

Managing Social Ecological Change in the Upper Zambezi Valley:

Climate change and Community-Based Adaptation in the Bulozi Floodplain

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2021-03-31 )

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People have made demands on social ecological systems and natural resources to meet growing needs for food, water, living space, commodities to exploit for lives and livelihoods. Such demands place pressure on ecosystems, depleting their ability to regenerate. There is a growing tension between population growth, the aspirations of social and economic development and environmental sustainability. Human drivers of change that reduce biocapacity and ecosystem goods and services include over-exploitation, conflict, and climate change. These processes threaten to diminish socio-ecological resilience and raise vulnerability.The study examines social ecological vulnerability, adaptation and resilience, with an interdisciplinary approach. It considers floodplain systems as ideal locations for human settlement, bio-productivity and the appearance of ‘hydraulic empires.’ The case-study here is the Bulozi ‘natural’ floodplain of the Upper Zambezi Valley (also the ‘Barotse floodplain’), in south central Africa, homeland of the Lozi peoples.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-32598-4

ISBN-10:

3659325988

EAN:

9783659325984

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Lawrence Flint

Number of pages:

108

Published on:

2021-03-31

Category:

Ecology