Climate impacts along the Zambezi
Though critical for wildlife adapting to climate change, habitat areas along the banks of rivers face increased pressure from humans as they too attempt to cope with climate impacts. In southwest Zambia, Climate Crowd interviews indicate that communities are relying more heavily on the Zambezi river to cope with drought and changing seasonality of rainfall. As many local water sources including small streams and ponds have dried up, people are beginning to grow crops along the river banks where water access is easier, and withdrawing more water from the river for household and livestock consumption.
Learn more by exploring Climate Crowd interviews
from Zambia, or by downloading the summary report