Climate change threatens Nile and Limpopo Weather and Climate
Nile is the longest river in the world. It flows through the Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt, defining political relationships of East Africa. Limpopo — Central River in southern Africa, which is making its way through Mozambique.
The widespread increase in temperature and changes in rainfall patterns can greatly affect the Nile and Limpopo. Consequently, the country through which the rivers are at risk of 'water' conflicts.
In the study of rivers, scientists have concluded that the introduction of drip irrigation in some areas may not be sufficient, to the next 50 years to overcome the projected impacts. The increase in temperature would lead to a strong evaporation of the river water, which is used to offset showers. But to date, the climate becomes drier, requiring adaptive sustainable approaches in managing the situation.