By Dominic Stucker,Elena Lopez-Gunn
The affects of human-induced weather switch are principally mediated by way of water, equivalent to adjustments in precipitation and glacial soften styles, diversifications in river movement, elevated incidence of droughts and floods, and sea point upward thrust in densely populated coastal components. Such phenomena effect either city and rural groups in built, rising, and constructing international locations.
Taking a platforms method, this ebook analyzes facts from 26 nations and identifies universal obstacles and bridges for neighborhood edition to weather switch via water assets administration. It encompasses a international set of case experiences from locations experiencing elevated environmental and social strain as a result of inhabitants progress, improvement and migration, together with in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.
All chapters think about the crosscutting issues of adaptive capability, fairness, and sustainability. those aspect to resilient water allocation rules and practices which are able to conserving social and environmental pursuits, when making sure the effective use of an often-scarce source.
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Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management) by Dominic Stucker,Elena Lopez-Gunn