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Global Change and Regional Impacts

Water Availability and Vulnerability of Ecosystems and Society in the Semiarid Northeast of Brazil

Editors: Gaiser, Th., Krol, M., Frischkorn, H., Araujo, J.C. de (Eds.)

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Global climatic change will most likely affect natural resources and human living conditions in semiarid regions. This volume presents disciplinary as well as integrative methods to assess these impacts considering the interactions between climate variability and change, water availability, land-use systems, and quality of life. Taking the semiarid northeastern area of Brazil as an example, a wide range of expertise and knowledge (from integrated water analyses to transregional migration) is necessary to understand the complex relationship between natural and socio-economic systems. Tools to integrate this knowledge and make it available for the strategic planning of sustainable development are described. This book is a summary of the main research results and the presentations given at the final conference of the WAVES Program on June 25-26 2001 in Fortaleza (Brazil).

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"This book focuses on results from a joint German-Brazilian program (Water Availability and Vulnerability of Ecosystems and Society, or WAVES) to assess the socioeconomic impacts that global change will have on northeast Brazil. This book, divided into eight parts, describes the many factors that should be included in developing scenarios for future planning purposes. The book provides useful information concerning the complex multidisciplinary task of developing scenarios that can aid decision makers in formulating plans for sustainable development in an area that is highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. For someone who is unfamiliar with the semiarid northeast Brazil region, the book provides considerable useful background information." (Vernon E. Kousky, BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEORLOGICAL SOCIETY, December 2004)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • General View of the WAVES Program

    Gaiser, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Integrated Scenarios of Regional Development in Ceará and Piauí

    Döll, Petra (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • Integrated Modeling of Climate Change Impacts in Northeastern Brazil

    Krol, Maarten S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • The GIS-Based Model for Sustainable Development of Land Use (MOSDEL)

    Printz, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • The Climate of Piauí and Ceará

    Werner, Peter C. (et al.)

    Pages 81-85

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-55659-3
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  • Included format: PDF
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-43824-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-62861-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Change and Regional Impacts
Book Subtitle
Water Availability and Vulnerability of Ecosystems and Society in the Semiarid Northeast of Brazil
Editors
  • Thomas Gaiser
  • Maarten Krol
  • Horst Frischkorn
  • Jose C. de Araujo
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55659-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55659-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43824-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62861-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 429
Topics