Water Resources Development and Management

Global Change: Impacts on Water and food Security

Editors: Ringler, Claudia, Biswas, Asit K., Cline, Sarah (Eds.)

  • Examines impact of global change on water and food security and identifies avenues for policy reform and investment based on the outcome of these processes

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In recent years, a greater level of integration of the world economy and an opening of national markets to trade has impacted virtually all areas of society. The process of globalization has the potential to generate long-term benefits for developing countries, including enhanced technology and knowledge transfers and new fina- ing options supporting agricultural and economic development. However, risks of political and economic instability, increased inequality, and losses in agricultural income and production for countries that subsidize their agricultural and other e- nomic sectors threaten to offset potential benefits. Globalization can also have a profound impact on the water sector – in terms of allocation and use of water – and thus on food security as well. Other global change processes, particularly climate change, are also likely to have far-reaching impacts on water and food security, and societies around the world. To discuss these issues in-depth, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico, and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica, held a three-day International Conference on “Globalization and Trade: Implications for Water and Food Security,” at CATIE’s Turrialba, Costa Rica, headquarters under the auspices of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food in 2005. The workshop set out to identify the major risks and emerging issues facing developing countries related to global economic and environmental change impacts on water and food security.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Water and Food Security Under Global Change

    Ringler, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Global Water and Food Security: Megatrends and Emerging Issues

    Rosegrant, Mark W. (et al.)

    Pages 17-47

  • Implications of Global Climatic Change on Water and Food Security

    Aggarwal, P. K. (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Biofuels, Food Security, and the Environment: A 2020/2050 Perspective

    Msangi, Siwa (et al.)

    Pages 65-94

  • Implications of Globalization and Trade for Water Quality in Transboundary Rivers

    Sigman, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 97-111

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26221-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Change: Impacts on Water and food Security
Editors
  • Claudia Ringler
  • Asit K. Biswas
  • Sarah Cline
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04615-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04615-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04614-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26221-0
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
Topics