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South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas

Ishaaq Akoon, Emma Archer, Francois Engelbrecht, Willem Landman, Alize le Roux, Elsona van Huyssteen, Christina Fatti, Coleen Vogel, Ishaaq Akoon, Rebecca Maserumule, Christine Colvin, David La Maitre, Daleen Lotter, Jane Olwoch, Caradee Wright, Alan Aldrin Meyer, and Andr
Created: 5/31/2010 - Updated: 3/13/2019


The South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas was conceived and designed with the intent of providing up to date information for key sectors to support strategy development in the areas of risk and vulnerability. This volume presents a selection of such information, translated to communicate key existing and emerging trends.Information alone cannot ensure informed planning and decision-making. Plans for capacity building linked to the Atlas and the Department of Science and Technology’s Global Change Grand Challenge will support the use of such information in planning and, with information provision, ideally help support South Africa’s intended transition to resilient and sustainable growth over the next decade.

Published On

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Climate Justice
Development (socioeconomic)
Public Health
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Growing season
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Water supply
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
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