Increasing Resilience To Climate Variability And Change: The Roles Of Infrastructure And Governance In The Context Of Adaptation by Cecilia TortajadaIncreasing Resilience To Climate Variability And Change: The Roles Of Infrastructure And Governance In The Context Of Adaptation by Cecilia Tortajada

Increasing Resilience To Climate Variability And Change: The Roles Of Infrastructure And Governance…

byCecilia Tortajada

Hardcover | August 25, 2016

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This book highlights the role that both infrastructure and governance play in the context of resilience and adaptation to climate variability and change. Eleven case studies analyze in-depth impacts of extreme events in projects, basins and regions in the Arid Americas (Unites States and Mexico), Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Nepal, Mexico, Pakistan, Turkey and South Africa. They discuss the importance of infrastructure (mainly reservoirs) in adaptation strategies, how planning and management aspects should improve in response to changing climatic, economic, social and environmental situations and what the management, institutional and financial challenges would be for their implementation. Governance aspects (policies, institutions and decision making) and technical and knowledge limitations are a substantial part of the analyses. The case studies argue that reservoirs are essential to build resilience contributing to adaptation to climate variability and change. However, that for them to be effective, they need to be planned and managed within a governance framework that considers long-term perspectives and multi-sector and multi-level actor needs and perspectives.
Dr. Cecilia Tortajada is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. The main focus of her work at present is on the future of the world´s water, especially in terms of water, food, energy and environmental securities through coordinated policies.  She has been an advisor to major...
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Title:Increasing Resilience To Climate Variability And Change: The Roles Of Infrastructure And Governance…Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:August 25, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811019134

ISBN - 13:9789811019135

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Introduction.- The Murray-Darling Basin: climate change, infrastructure and water.- Climate change adaptation, water infrastructure development, and responsive governance in the Himalayas: The case study of Nepal's Koshi River basin.- Building Pakistan´s resilience to natural disasters in the Indus River Basin.- Yellow River: Re-operation of Infrastructure system to increase Resilience to Climate Variability and Changes.- Seyhan Dam, Turkey.- Contributions of Aswan High Dam in Alleviating the Impacts of Climate Fluctuations and Change.- Greater security with less water: Sterkfontein Dam's contribution to systemic resilience.- The Durance-Verdon river basin in France: the role of infrastructures and governance for adaptation to climate change.- Enhancing governance of climate resilience in the Arid Americas: A multi-country comparative assessment of the role of reservoirs in adaptive management.- Mitigation measures for high-risk dams, considering changes in their climate and basin in Mexico.- Sobradinho Reservoir.