Global Environmental Studies

Groundwater as a Key for Adaptation to Changing Climate and Society

Editors: Taniguchi, Makoto, Hiyama, Tetsuya (Eds.)

  • Provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the adaptation of surface water/groundwater uses in the changing climate
  • Incorporates integrated indices toward sustainable water management under climate change
  • Explores the possible adaptation strategies on future water management under the changing environments
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The book presents an overview of recent advances in knowledge related to the assessment and management of groundwater resources, giving special attention to the uncertainties related to climate change and variability. While proposing strategies of groundwater management as adaptation, alternative and resilience under the changing environments, this book also discusses new directions and initiatives of hydrological study, in particular on the groundwater. Groundwater is a major source of water across much of the world, and acts as a component of the global water cycle on the Earth. Groundwater has the capacity to balance large swings in precipitation and has the potential to supplement surface-water resources when they are close to the limits of sustainability such as during drought. Although groundwater is pivotal to sustain water supplies, these important resources are vulnerable to increased human activities and the uncertain consequences of climate change. This book presents that groundwater with longer resident time of water circulation can be an alternative water resources and environment in changing climate. Assessments of groundwater services and benefit as well as risk are important for sustainable groundwater uses under the climate change. Groundwater which is one of the leys of adaptation to climate change should be treated as common resources and environment beyond the tragedy of the commons and dilemma of the boundaries. While providing a comprehensive description of hydrogeological characteristics of groundwater systems, the present volume also covers important aspects of legal and institutional contexts required for groundwater resources management as well as social and economic considerations. This publication may contribute to an improved understanding of the impacts of climate change and human activity on groundwater resources, provides useful guidance for policy makers and planners to include groundwater into climate change adaptation schemes and strategies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Groundwater Research and Management: New Directions and Re-invention

    Anderson, Mary P.

    Pages 1-15

  • Groundwater as a Key of Adaptation to Climate Change

    Taniguchi, Makoto

    Pages 17-27

  • Vadose Zone Hydrology and Groundwater Recharge

    Yamanaka, Tsutomu

    Pages 29-44

  • Use of Water Quality Analysis for Groundwater Traceability

    Nakano, Takanori

    Pages 45-67

  • Ecohydrological Assessments on Nitrogen Behavior in the Headwater Wetland

    Tang, Changyuan

    Pages 69-82

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54968-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54967-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56384-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Groundwater as a Key for Adaptation to Changing Climate and Society
Editors
  • Makoto Taniguchi
  • Tetsuya Hiyama
Series Title
Global Environmental Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54968-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54968-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54967-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56384-6
Series ISSN
2192-6336
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 145
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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