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Impact of climate change on shared water resources in the Nahr el Kabir el Janoubi basin
Lead Author: ESCWA - ACSAD

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This technical report presents a detailed case study performed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) on the assessment of climate change impacts on shared water resource use and availability in the Nahr el Kabir el Janoubi basin in Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic. It includes an analysis by the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) on the localized impacts of climate change on wheat and potato yields and a discussion on the impact of invasive species in the basin. The regional climate projections for the Mashreq Domain used to inform this report were produced by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). The study was carried out as part of a project focused on water and food security under a changing climate context, led by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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The central aim of this Regional Knowledge Hub is to provide access to information that can facilitate cooperation, coordination, dialogue and exchange among Arab States, organizations and stakeholder and to support awareness raising as well as regional networking and exchange on issues related to climate change and water resources in the region. Access to RICCAR assessment findings and associated datasets is being made available on this Regional Knowledge Hub, which is comprised of two open-access components: a website and a data portal. This online platform complements, and builds upon, the findings and processes already presented in the main report and its technical annex, as well as the series of publications that elaborate further on the work being pursued collectively under RICCAR.