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Disaster Risk Reduction

Urban Drought

Emerging Water Challenges in Asia

Editors: Ray, Bhaswati, Shaw, Rajib (Eds.)

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  • Addresses water security as the major challenge for Asian cities and provides secure and sustainable solutions Gives an interdisciplinary perspective in the analysis of complex issues
  • Written by scholars and practitioners with acknowledged expertise in the field
  • Provides a pathway towards a more water-secure Asia amidst compounding threats from climate and disaster risks 
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This book presents water insecurity issues in urban areas while developing a water security index and explores the innovative approaches to water development and management with examples from Asian cities. The urban water crisis is a global phenomenon, but it is more obvious in the megacities of the developing world. Urban drought, although not a familiar term, will pose a significant threat to humankind in the near future, especially in the context of increasing population in cities. Many cities are already unable to provide safe, clean water for their citizens. Some of the world’s largest cities depend heavily on groundwater for their water supply. It is unlikely that dependence on aquifers, which take many years to recharge, will be sustainable. As urban populations grow, water use will need to shift from agriculture to municipal and industrial uses, making decisions about allocating between different sectors difficult.
Inefficient water-use practices by households and industries, fragmented management of water between sectors and institutions, climate-induced water shortages, environmental degradation of water sources, and inadequate use of alternate sources are also issues of major concern. Despite recent advances in the literature, there exists a considerable gap in attempting an integrated water-resource management approach.
Covering all aspects of urban drought and water insecurity, this book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, academics, policy makers, and development practitioners.

About the authors

Dr. Bhaswati Ray is a faculty member at Sivanath Sastri College (affiliated with the University of Calcutta), Kolkata, India. She is also a guest faculty member in the Post-Graduate Department of Geography, Vivekananda College for Women, Kolkata. An ardent researcher with immense field experience, her research area encompasses environmental issues and resource management, risk and vulnerability assessment, hazard perception, disaster preparedness, and resilience building. Her papers at national and international conferences have been on diverse topics including environmental hazard perception and risk management, resource management, and sustainable practices for enhanced resilience. She is the sole author of a reference book, with more than 10 publications including academic papers and book chapters to her credit. The hazards of water contamination and water scarcity implications, policy adaptations, governance issues, and sustainable adaptations for water management in both rural and urban areas have been her major contributions.

Rajib Shaw is a professor of Keio University in its Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) in Japan. Earlier, he was the Executive Director of IRDR (Integrated Research on Disaster Risk)-a decade-long research program co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).He is the Chair of the UN ISDR’s Science Technology Advisory Group(STAG) at the global level, as well as the Co-chair of UN ISDR’s Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG). In IRDR, he currently, serves as the Science Committee member. He is also the Senior Fellow of Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan, and the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia, a Japanese NGO. Previously, he was a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan. His expertise includes community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. He has published more than 40 books and over 300 academic papers and book chapters.

 


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8947-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8946-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Drought
Book Subtitle
Emerging Water Challenges in Asia
Editors
  • Bhaswati Ray
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8947-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8947-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8946-6
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 427
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 92 illustrations in colour
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