The results of the study were published in the journal Nature.

Climate change has consequences on extreme weather events such as droughts and floods.

Natural solutions, like the restoration of river catchments, require the co-operation with ecosystems and landscapes to tackle these challenges.

The study, which has been carried out in South Africa, suggests that methods of watercourse restoration and invasive deforestation of alien trees could ultimately prove relevant against climate-related drought on natural as well as artificial water resources.

Currently, studies have not separated the role of nature-based solutions in mitigating the effects of extreme events on water availability from natural climate variability.

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, according to EurekAlert, research focused on invasive alien – grown trees, which have now become a major problem in the nation.

In the new analysis, climate change decreased streams in the drought by 12-29% compared with a world without human-induced climate impacts.

Eliminating moderate invasions (such as 40% in some basins) would have reduced man-made effects of climate change on power flow by 3-16%.

Alien (creature in Alien franchise)

The Alien is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the antagonist of the Alien film series. (wikipedia)

Cape Town water crisis

The Cape Town water crisis in South Africa was a period of severe water shortage in the Western Cape region, most notably affecting the City of Cape Town. (wikipedia)

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