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The Resource Climate change and water governance : adaptive capacity in Chile and Switzerland, Margot Hill

Climate change and water governance : adaptive capacity in Chile and Switzerland, Margot Hill

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Climate change and water governance : adaptive capacity in Chile and Switzerland
Title
Climate change and water governance
Title remainder
adaptive capacity in Chile and Switzerland
Statement of responsibility
Margot Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Climate Change and Water Governance presents the results of several years' research focusing on adaptive capacity and water governance in two widely-separated regions of the globe, namely the Swiss Alps and the Chilean Andes. The two regions share many similarities in hydrology and water resources: shifting precipitation patterns, highly variable winter snow pack and receding glaciers, resulting in changing seasonality and amounts of runoff that will subtly modify water availability and water use. As climate change is likely to amplify trends in surface run-off, the author investigates whether adaptive capacity in these two regions is sufficiently robust to respond to a situation which has never been experienced to date. 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. Using these insights, the author introduces, tests and enhances an indicator framework for the assessment of adaptive capacity. The aim is to help readers better understand the adaptive processes that allow the regimes governing water resources to respond to new shocks and changes in the hydrological system, in order to build more resilient water governance systems that can bend, but not break, in the face of new and unexpected challenges
Member of
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Hill, Margot
Dewey number
333.940068
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advances in global change research,
Series volume
v. 54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
Label
Climate change and water governance : adaptive capacity in Chile and Switzerland, Margot Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Cases of Chile & Switzerland
  • Introducing the Case Study Areas: Hydro-climatic and Governance Contexts
  • Water Governance in the Context of IWRM: Switzerland
  • Water Governance in the Context of IWRM: Chile
  • Converging Threats: Driving Pressures for Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 3.
  • Applying the Assessment
  • Governance in the Face of Uncertainty and Change
  • Bridges and Barriers to Adaptive Capacity
  • Operationalising Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 1.
  • Assessing Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 4.
  • Challenges in Developing and Mobilising Adaptive Capacity
  • Balancing Structural Conflicts Across Scales to Develop and Mobilise Adaptive Capacity
  • Coping with and Communicating Uncertainty
  • Addressing the Challenge of Institutional Infrastructure in a Technically Focussed World
  • Addressing Water Governance Challenges in the Anthropocene
  • Addressing Water Governance Challenges in the Anthropocene
  • A Starting Point: Understanding Governance, Good Governance and Water Governance
  • Adaptive Capacity, Adaptive Governance and Resilience
  • The Assessment of Adaptive Capacity
  • Applying a Multi-pronged Approach to Assessing Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 2.
Control code
ocn820879073
Dimensions
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Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400757967
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820879073
Label
Climate change and water governance : adaptive capacity in Chile and Switzerland, Margot Hill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Cases of Chile & Switzerland
  • Introducing the Case Study Areas: Hydro-climatic and Governance Contexts
  • Water Governance in the Context of IWRM: Switzerland
  • Water Governance in the Context of IWRM: Chile
  • Converging Threats: Driving Pressures for Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 3.
  • Applying the Assessment
  • Governance in the Face of Uncertainty and Change
  • Bridges and Barriers to Adaptive Capacity
  • Operationalising Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 1.
  • Assessing Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 4.
  • Challenges in Developing and Mobilising Adaptive Capacity
  • Balancing Structural Conflicts Across Scales to Develop and Mobilise Adaptive Capacity
  • Coping with and Communicating Uncertainty
  • Addressing the Challenge of Institutional Infrastructure in a Technically Focussed World
  • Addressing Water Governance Challenges in the Anthropocene
  • Addressing Water Governance Challenges in the Anthropocene
  • A Starting Point: Understanding Governance, Good Governance and Water Governance
  • Adaptive Capacity, Adaptive Governance and Resilience
  • The Assessment of Adaptive Capacity
  • Applying a Multi-pronged Approach to Assessing Adaptive Capacity
  • Part 2.
Control code
ocn820879073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400757967
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820879073

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