Multi-stressor vulnerability and adaptive management in Africa

This project explores the interactions between multiple stress factors including climate variability, water and health stress, considering the impact of these factors in compounding existing socio-economic challenges in southern Africa.

SEI examines how individuals, communities and local government in southern Africa are responding to these challenges, and how risk communication and information exchange can support improved decision-making.

The focus is a case study in Sekhukhune, South Africa, which links contextual narratives, field surveys and representations in formal ontologies and agent-based models, and tests new methods of field-based validation.