Exploring technological conditions for the adaptive capacity of hydropower organisation to the impacts of climate change: a case study of ZESCO in the Kafue river basin, Zambia

2017-08-10T01:41:17Z (GMT) by MUSYANI SIAME
This thesis explores technological adaptive capacity of hydropower organisation to cope with the effects of climate change using the case of ZESCO in the Kafue River basin. The main objective was to ascertain the role of technology in influencing the prerequisites of adaptive capacity to drought involving three technology dimensions: technological diversity, capacity and location. The thesis applies a field research method, a case study approach and uses in-depth interviews and documentary analyses. The study revealed that ZESCO is faced with limited technology in terms of location, capacity and diversity thereby, contributing to low power generation leading to power shortages.