Navigating Bolivia’s climate challenges: Strategies and solutions for water and agriculture
The climate risk assessment carried out by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and recently published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) predicts severe consequences for water resources and related sectors in Boliva. While the region of Tarija might witness increased water availability under high warming scenarios but faces uncertainty and a potential decrease under a moderate climate change scenario, all scenarios anticipate decreased water availability in the lowlands of Santa Cruz, worsening with rising temperatures.
Now, our team evaluated the cost-effectiveness of five specific adaptation strategies in the water and agricultural sector to illustrate how future climate change might affect short-term planned investments. After a long period of work, we are now pleased to be able to publish the results of our endeavors.
You can find the assessments and policy briefs here:
- Cost-effectiveness analysis: Passive forest ecosystem restoration in the San Martin and Paraguá basins
- Cost-benefit analysis: Introduction of sustainable livestock practices in the San Martín and Paraguá basins
- Cost-Benefit Analysis: Switching from corn to grape production in Guadalquivir basin Tarija
- Cost Benefit Analysis: Strawberry production with drip irrigation in the Guadalquivir basin, Tarija
In a fifth evaluation, we analyzed the costs and benefits of significantly improving the irrigation infrastructure in the Guadalquivir basin in Tarija. This report will be published soon.
For more information on the project, you can visit our project site.