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Cover for Case Study Sri Lanka: Climate change challenges for the Sri Lankan tourism industry.

This chapter examines the potential impacts of climate change on coastal zone tourism in Sri Lanka as well as the government and private-sector attempts to mitigate and adapt to these changes. The chapter begins by providing an overview of the Sri Lankan tourism industry and is followed by the...

Author(s)
Buultjens, J.; Ratnayake, I.; Gnanapala, W. K. A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sri Lankan tourism development and implications for resilience.

This chapter provides an examination of the Sri Lankan tourism industry's experience with managing disasters (including the 2004 tsunami, and the civil war) as well as an assessment of the industry's current resilience and therefore sustainability. The assessment of the industry's resilience is...

Author(s)
Buultjens, J.; Ratnayake, I.; Gnanapala, A. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648330)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability.

A comprehensive and well-thought-out framework of analysis is a pre-requisite in analysing pathways in improving resilience to climate change. This chapter discusses the analytical framework that includes macro data analysis, modelling, social analysis, etc., with an inclusive Q2 approach. All...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Nedumaran, S.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What's in store for Asia: making sense of changes in climate trends.

This chapter provides a comparative meta-analysis of several global studies on long-term climatic trends, extreme events and their consequences on the important countries in Asia and Africa. Here we argue that climate-related losses are of greater magnitude than, and inventoried less than, the...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Changing climate - responding to the inevitable.

This chapter depicts the trends and future predictions of climate, and current changing patterns of climatic parameters particularly temperature, rainfall and extreme events such as drought that are crucial in the semiarid environment. The trends in extreme events such as droughts, floods, etc.,...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis.

This chapter reports on cross-country evidence from the micro (farm-level) analysis on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to the ever-rising climate-related risks. It has also identified the common challenges across countries, as well as unique features within regions, countries and continents....

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Droogers, P.; Dam, J. van; Hoogeveen, J.; Loeve, R.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Will there be sufficient water under internal and external changes? Walawe Basin (Sri Lanka).

This paper discusses the climate change impacts and adaptation strategies relating to the water resources, food security and environmental preservation of the Walawe Basin in Sri Lanka.

Author(s)
Jayatillake, H. M.; Droogers, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter

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