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OYERINDE Ganiyu Titilope

The study evaluates hydro-climatic changes in the Niger basin using scientific analysis and knowledge of rural people. Opinions of rural farmers on climate change impacts and methods of resilience were collected through field survey. The IHACRES hydrological model was adapted to the Niger basin and used to simulate current and future (1951-2100) impacts of climate change on water resources using reanalysis and ensemble greenhouse gases scenario based climate models projections. The water balance of the largest man-made lake and hydropower dam (Kainji) on the basin was numerically solved to derive a lake reservoir and hydropower model. The approach used in the study ameliorated the nagging challenge of uncertainties in hydro-climatic projections and showcased approaches for sustainable climate change adaptations.

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