Adaptation to Climate Change Through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability (BOK)

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The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing countries. Taking a systems approach, this book analyzes evidence from 26 countries and identifies common barriers and bridges for local adaptation to climate change through water resources management. It includes a global set of case studies from places experiencing increased environmental and social pressure due to population growth, development and migration, including in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. All chapters consider the crosscutting themes of adaptive capacity, equity, and sustainability. These point to resilient water allocation policies and practices that are capable of protecting social and environmental interests, whilst ensuring the efficient use of an often-scarce resource.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415635936 Antall sider 482
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 4,5cm Vekt 868 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Dominic Stucker, Elena Lopez-Gunn
Emner og form Water supply & treatment, Drought & water supply