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Great Ruaha River Basin Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA)

Final Report

The Great Ruaha River, in south-central Tanzania, provides a critical source of water for a diversity of users, including large- and small-scale irrigated agriculture, livestock, hydropower, households, and biologically and economically significant ecosystems, such as the Usangu wetlands and Ruaha National Park. Since the early 1990s, the Great Ruaha River ceased flowing during the dry season, with consequences for the lives and livelihoods of the six million inhabitants of the basin. The CARE-WWF Alliance is embarking on an ambitious initiative to have an impact at scale on food and nutrition security and climate resilience. Community-level Climate Vulnerability and Capacities Analysis (CVCA) were undertaken in the Mbarali and Ndembera sub-catchments.