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Climate change in contrasting river basins: adaptation strategies for water, food and environment.

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This book, which contains 13 separately authored chapters, has been developed from the ADAPT Project, focusing on the development of regional adaptation strategies to climate change and climate variability for water, food and the environment in river basins across the world. Chapter 1 describes a generic methodology for river basins (called the Adaptation Methodology for River Basins, AMR). Chapte...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 49)

Adaptation strategies to climate change to sustain food security.

This chapter concentrates on the impact of climatic change on food and water issues. An overview of global issues and trends will be followed by a more in-depth analysis of field-scale impact and adaptation strategies for the seven basins (Mekong, Rhine, Sacramento, Syr Darya, Volta, Walawe and Zayandeh) in the ADAPT context. The field scale is of paramount importance as this is the scale at which food is actually produced. The relation with the basin scale is briefly discussed. The field scale analysis will be oriented towards comparison of the seven basins.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Adaptation for regional water management. Author(s): Aerts, J. Droogers, P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Evaluating downscaling methods for preparing global circulation model (GCM) data for hydrological impact modelling. Author(s): Bouwer, L. M. Aerts, J. C. J. H. Coterlet, G. M. van de Giesen, N. van de Gieske, A. Mannaerts, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Water for the environment: exploring adaptations to climate change in river basins. Author(s): Lasage, R. Aerts, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 93) How much water will be available for irrigation in the future? The Syr Darya Basin (Central Asia). Author(s): Savoskul, O. S. Shevnina, E. V. Perziger, F. Barburin, V. Danshin, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Maintaining sustainable agriculture under climate change: Zayandeh Rud Basin (Iran). Author(s): Morid, S. Massah, A. R. Alikhani, M. A. Mohammadi, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 133) Increasing climate variability in the Rhine Basin: business as usual? Author(s): Klein, H. Douben, K. J. Deursen, W. van Steveninck, E. de R. van
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 157) Will we produce sufficient food under climate change? Mekong Basin (South-east Asia). Author(s): Chu Thai Hoanh Guttman, H. Droogers, P. Aerts, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 181) Can we maintain food production without losing hydropower? The Volta Basin (West Africa). Author(s): Andah, W. Giesen, N. van de Huber-Lee, A. Biney, C. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 195) Will there be sufficient water under internal and external changes? Walawe Basin (Sri Lanka). Author(s): Jayatillake, H. M. Droogers, P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 215) How can we sustain agriculture and ecosystems? The Sacramento Basin (California, USA). Author(s): Huber-Lee, A. Yates, D. Purkey, D. Yu, W. Young, C. Runkle, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 239) Food demand and production: a global and regional perspective. Author(s): Strzepek, K. McCluskey, A. Hoogeveen, J. Dam, J. van
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 255) Adaptation to climate change: a research agenda for the future. Author(s): Aerts, J. Droogers, P. Werners, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • FutureWater, Eksterstraat 7, 6823 DH Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851998350
  • Record Number
  • 20043205543