Water Resources Development and Management

Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change

The Roles of Infrastructure and Governance in the Context of Adaptation

Editors: Tortajada, Cecilia (Ed.)

  • Discusses water infrastructure challenges at the basin, national and regional levels, including those related to governance (policies, institutions, and decision
  • Highlights technical and knowledge generation, constraints and limitations, and the economic,
  • Written by leading authorities/experts in the fields addressed in the case studies
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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.

About the authors

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 international institutions like FAO, UNDP, JICA, ADB, OECD, IDRC and GIZ, and has worked in countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe on water and natural resources and environment-related policies. She is member of the OECD Initiative in Water Governance.

 

She is a past President of the International Water Resources Association (2007-2009) and an honorary member of the IWRA. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development and Editor of book series on Water Resources Development and Management of Springer. She is also editor of Springer Briefs on Case Studies on Sustainable Development and on Water Science and Technology; and member of series Advisory Board of Springer Briefs in Earth Sciences, Geography & Earth System Sciences. She is the author and editor of more than 30 books by major international publishers. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Water, Governance, and Infrastructure for Enhancing Climate Resilience

    Tortajada, Cecilia

    Pages 1-13

  • Enhancing Water Governance for Climate Resilience: Arizona, USA—Sonora, Mexico Comparative Assessment of the Role of Reservoirs in Adaptive Management for Water Security

    Scott, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • The Murray–Darling Basin: Climate Change, Infrastructure, and Water

    Pittock, Jamie

    Pages 41-59

  • Climate Change Adaptation, Water Infrastructure Development, and Responsive Governance in the Himalayas: The Case Study of Nepal’s Koshi River Basin

    Wahid, Shahriar M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

  • Building Pakistan’s Resilience to Flood Disasters in the Indus River Basin

    Mendoza, Guillermo (et al.)

    Pages 81-110

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1913-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change
Book Subtitle
The Roles of Infrastructure and Governance in the Context of Adaptation
Editors
  • Cecilia Tortajada
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1914-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1914-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1913-5
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
67 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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