Advances in Global Change Research

Climate Change and Water Governance

Adaptive Capacity in Chile and Switzerland

Authors: Hill, Margot

  • Presents detailed case studies examining water resources and management regimes in the Swiss Alps and the Chilean Andes, contributing new case evidence to the growing body of work on adaptation and adaptive capacity
  • Draws on good governance, vulnerability and resilience-based approaches to better understand the challenges of building adaptive capacity across temporal and spatial scales
  • Assesses the implications of climate change for the broader governance context, and the adaptability of that context to the impacts of climate change
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The book presents detailed case studies examining the Rhône Basin in the Canton Valais, Switzerland and the Aconcagua Basin in Valparaiso, Chile. In order to understand and assess the interplay of complex and interlinked environmental and socio-economic issues, the author looks beyond the technology, modelling, engineering and infrastructure associated with water resources management and climate change adaptation, to assess the decision-making environment within which water and adaptation policy and practices are devised and executed.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Addressing Water Governance Challenges in the Anthropocene

    Hill, Margot

    Pages 3-16

  • A Starting Point: Understanding Governance, Good Governance and Water Governance

    Hill, Margot

    Pages 17-28

  • Adaptive Capacity, Adaptive Governance and Resilience

    Hill, Margot

    Pages 29-51

  • The Assessment of Adaptive Capacity

    Hill, Margot

    Pages 53-71

  • Applying a Multi-pronged Approach to Assessing Adaptive Capacity

    Hill, Margot

    Pages 73-96

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5796-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5795-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9241-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Water Governance
Book Subtitle
Adaptive Capacity in Chile and Switzerland
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5796-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5796-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5795-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9241-8
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 348
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