Household Water Economy Assessment (HWEA)

A central objective of the Growth LARS in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region focuses on assessing opportunities for, and challenges to, building resilience of communities and households vulnerable to climate change related hazards. Identifying appropriate water sector policies that aim to mitigate climate change related hazards and build resilience of at-risk populations requires an analytical framework with the capacity to identify which areas are vulnerable to specific hazards, and within those areas, which groups are vulnerable – when, why, and to what extent.

Study approach

The central objective of the HWEA component of the Growth LARS is to provide an information system and analytical tools to assess water access of different wealth groups at household level within different livelihood zones. The information system developed through the HWEA will be both predictive and prescriptive.

Study outputs and links to action

Outputs will include water economy baselines for each livelihood zone, modelling projections, and related written reports and recommendations.

Capacity of woreda water officials, built through their participation in data collection and analysis teams, is expected to provide a strong foundation for continuation and use of the information. On a broader scale, the findings and recommendations resulting from the study are expected to inform government and agency planning and implementation on climate change policy, planning and response, in particular as these are pursued through the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) for climate change in Ethiopia.

Page last updated 28 Aug 2009