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Pröpper, M., Gröngröft, A., Finckh, M., Stirn, S., de Cauwer, V., Lages, F., Masamba, W., Murray-Hudson, M., Schmidt, L., Strohbach, B. and Jürgens, N. 2015. The Future Okavango - Findings, Scenarios and Recommendations for Action. Research Project Final Synthesis, Report 2010 - 2015, 190 pages


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The Future Okavango - Findings, Scenarios and Recommendations for Action. Research Project Final Synthesis.

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Over a period of five years (September 2010 – August 2015) 140 researchers from eight countries (Angola, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Germany, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa), 23 universities, and additional research institutions – mainly from Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and Germany carried out the integrated transdisciplinary research project ‚The Future Okavango' (TFO) within the whole Basin of the Okavango-Cubango. TFO was part of the international research program 'SustainablernLand Management' funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) which again formed a part of the umbrella initiative 'Research for sustainable development' (FoNa). TFO has been faced with the challenge of analyzing backgrounds and identifying drivers of ecological and social change, with the goal of improving the sustainable use of the natural resources within the catchment. The TFO project aimedrnto provide data and scientific knowledge, scenarios (narrativesrnbased on future projections of various possible developmental pathways), and recommendations which will help to maintain the functioning of the ecosystems, their services, and the well-being of its population. This book is one of the outcomes of this endeavour.

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Pröpper, M., Gröngröft, A., Finckh, M., Stirn, S., de Cauwer, V., Lages, F., Masamba, W., Murray-Hudson, M., Schmidt, L., Strohbach, B. and Jürgens, N. 2015. The Future Okavango - Conclusões, Cenários e Recomendações para Ações. Síntese do Relatório Final do Projeto de Pesquisa, 2010 a 2015, 199 pages
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von Durckheim, K. 2010. Overview Report pertaining to the Okavango Basin and the Upper Zambezi Basin
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2010 Report1.35 mb pdf
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Wolski, P., Ramberg, L., Magole, L. and Mazvimavi, D. 2009. Evolution of River Basin Management in the Okavango System, Southern Africa. In: Ferrier, R.C. and Jenkins, A. (eds.) Handbook of Catchment Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
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2009 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.24 mb pdf
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Schmidt, L., Domptail, S., Klintenberg, P., Gruber, M., Schmiedel, U., Zimmermann, I. and Falk, T. 2013. Transdisciplinary research and stake-holder involvement. A review of the TFO approach. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. 2013. (Eds.): Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 195–212
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2013 Book, Book Section, Booklet4.75 mb pdf
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Domptail, S.E., and Mundi, O. 2014. Visions 2030 for the Okavango River Basin: Inspiration from 27 stakeholders from all levels. Learning from one another to better anticipate the future. E-booklet
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2014 Book, Book Section, Booklet2.15 mb pdf
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Environmental monitoring of tropical and subtropical wetlands. Proceedings of a Conference in Maun, Botswana, December 4-8, 2002. Okavango Report Series No. 1
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Pröpper, M., Gröngröft, A., Finckh, M., Stirn, S., de Cauwer, V., Lages, F., Masamba, W., Murray-Hudson, M., Schmidt, L., Strohbach, B. and Jürgens, N. 2015. The Future Okavango - Calender
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Andersson, L., Gumbricht, T., Hughes, D., Kniveton, D., Ringrose, S., Savenije, H., Todd, M., Wilk, J. and Wolski, P. 2003. Water Flow Dynamics in the Okavango River Basin and Delta - A prerequisite for the Ecosystems of the Delta. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 28(20–27): 1165–1172
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Chemonics International. 2013. Trip Report: Aquatic biodiversity survey of the lower Cuito and Cuando river systems in Angola. This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development
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2013 Report884 kb pdf
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Bennitt, E. Okavango Buffalo Research: The ecology of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. PhD thesis, University of Bristol
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Milzow, C., Burg, V. and Kinzelbach, W. 2010. Estimating future ecoregion distributions within the Okavango Delta Wetlands based on hydrological simulations and future climate and development scenarios. Journal of Hydrology, 381(1–2): 89–100
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Hughes, D.A., Andersson, L., Wilk, J. and Savenije, H.H.G.2006. Regional calibration of the Pitman model for the Okavango River. Journal of Hydrology, 331(1–2): 30–42
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Hamandawana, H., Chanda, R. and Eckardt, E. 2008. Reappraisal of contemporary perspectives on climate change in southern Africa's Okavango Delta sub-region. Journal of Arid Environments, 72(9): 1709–1720
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2008 Journal Article
Krah, M., McCarthy, T.S., Huntsman-Mapila, P., Wolski, P., Annegarn, H. and Sethebe, K. 2006. Nutrient Budget in the Seasonal Wetland of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 14(3): 253-267
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Wolski, P. and Savenije, H.H.G. 2006. Dynamics of floodplain-island groundwater flow in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Hydrology, 320(3–4): 283–301
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Strohbach, B.J. 2013. Vegetation of the Okavango River valley in Kavango West, Namibia. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 321–339
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Department of Environmental Affairs. 2008. Okavango Delta Management Plan Project. Okavango Delta Management Plan, January 2008. Department of Environmental Affairs, Gaborone, Botswana
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Moleele, N.M. 2008. Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation Objectives in the Management of Wetland Resources in the Okavango Delta: Lessons and Experiences. Presented at the International Wetlands Conference, Maun Lodge, 31st January - 1st February, 2008
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Gumbricht, T., Wolski, P., Frost, P. and McCarthy, T.S. 2004. Forecasting the spatial extent of the annual flood in the Okavango delta, Botswana. Journal of Hydrology, 290(3–4): 178–191
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Mutwamwezi, E. and Matsaert, H. Crop production in Kavango: Findings of a case study monitoring 1995 - 1997. KFSRE Working Document Number 29. Kavango Farming Systems Research and Extension Project
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McCarthy, T.S. 1993. The great inland deltas of Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East), 17(3): 275–291
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Gumbricht, T. and McCarthy, T.S. 2003. Spatial patterns of islands and salt crusts in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Geographical Journal, 85(2): 164-169
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Department of Environmental Affairs. Okavango delta management plan executive summary. Okavango Delta Manangement Plan Project, Maun, Botswana
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Flint, L.S. 2008. Socio-Ecological Vulnerability and Resilience in an Arena of Rapid Environmental Change: Community Adaptation to Climate Variability in the Upper Zambezi Floodplain. Working Paper on Social-Ecological Resilience Series No. 2008-004. Enda Tiers Monde-Programme Energie, Dakar, Senegal, June 2008
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Bonyongo, M.C. and Mubyana, T. 2004. Soil nutrients status in vegetation communities of the Okavango Delta floodplains. South African Journal of Science, 100: 337-340
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McCarthy, T.S. 2013. The Okavango Delta and its place in the geomorphological evolution of southern Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 116(1): 1-54
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Burrough, S.L., Thomas, D.S.G., Shaw, P.A. and Bailey, R.M. 2007. Multiphase Quaternary highstands at Lake Ngami, Kalahari, northern Botswana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 253(3–4): 280–299
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Bonyongo, M.C. and Ogutu, J. 2007. Trends in large herbivore populations in the Okavango Delta, a dynamic protected wetland ecosystem. Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, University of Botswana. SCB Symposium, Port Elizabeth, 1-5 July 2007
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Jones, M.J. 2010. The Groundwater Hydrology of the Okavango Basin. Okavango River Basin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis Technical Report. OKACOM
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Fritsch, J.M. and Troy, B. 2006. Hydro-Environmental Assessment of the Orange River mouth. Orange-Senque River Commission, Final Report, December 2006
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Tweddle, D. and Hay, C.J. 2013. A transboundary fisheries management plan for the Okavango/Kavango/Cubango Basin, on behalf of the Governments of Angola, Namibia and Botswana. NNF/EU Community Conservation Fisheries in KAZA Project
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Brooks, C. 2012. Biodiversity Survey of the upper Angolan Catchment of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin
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Raseroka, B.H. 1975. Past and present distribution of Buffalo in Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 7: 131-140
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Maurer, F.W. 1975. Observation of a mating pair of African Puff Adders, "Bitis arietans arietans". Botswana Notes and Records, 7: 198-201
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Williamson, D.T. 1981. The status of Red Lechwe in the Linyanti Swamp. Botswana Notes and Records, 13: 101-105
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Games, I. 1984. Feeding and movement patterns of the Okavango Sitatunga. Botswana Notes and Records, 16: 131-137
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1984 Journal Article
Eagle, V. 1985. A survey of the spider fauna of Botswana Project Report June 1984. Botswana Notes and Records, 17: 131-139
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1985 Journal Article
Magole, L. and Thapelo, K. 2005. The impact of extreme flooding of the Okavango River on the livelihood of the molapo farming community of Tubu village, Ngamiland sub-district, Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 37 (Special Edition on Human Interactions and Natural Resource Dynamics in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland): 125-137
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Wolski, P., Masaka, T., Raditsebe, L. and Murray-Hudson, M. 2005. Aspects of seasonal dynamics of flooding in the Okavango Delta. Botswana Notes and Records, 37 (Special Edition on Human Interactions and Natural Resource Dynamics in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland): 179-195
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Mosepele, K., Mosepele, B. and Williams, L. 2005. Preliminary assessment of the feeding ecology of Silver Catfish (Schilbe intermedius, Ruppel, 1832) in a seasonal floodplain of the Okavango Delta. Botswana Notes and Records, 37 (Special Edition on Human Interactions and Natural Resource Dynamics in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland): 208-217
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Turpie, J.K. 2003. The Valuation of riparian fisheries in southern and eastern Africa. FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Baines, L., Morgan, E.R., Ofthile, M. and Evans, K. 2015. Occurrence and seasonality of internal parasite infection in elephants, Loxodonta africana, in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 4(1): 43–48
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Paxton, M. 2010. Some Interesting Observations - Shamvura Camp and Kavango Region. Lanioturdus, 43(3): 2-8
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Paxton, M. 2000. Ducking the ducks - Chobe River, June 2000. Lanioturdus, 33(1&2): 20-25
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Kemna, A. 1976. Beobachtungen am Okavango. Mitteilungen Ornithologische Arbeitsgruppe SWA Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, 11(12): 3-4
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