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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). Chapter 2 discusses the use of climate change scenarios as provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and, more specifically, how these scenarios can be used for regional studies. Chapters 3 and 4 describe in more detail the possible consequences of climate change and climate variability for food security and environmental quality. The application of the generic AMR methodology to 7 basin case studies in contrasting geographical areas of the world is presented in Chapters 5-11: Syr Darya (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan), Zayandeh (Iran), Rhine (Germany, Netherlands and France), Mekong (Yunnan (China), Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam), Volta (Ghana), Walawe (Sri Lanka), and Sacramento (California, USA), respectively. Chapter 12 integrates the findings of the basin studies and compares these findings with global trends in climate change related to food security. Finally, Chapter 13 gives a summary of the experiences encountered during the ADAPT project, and provides key findings that should be addressed in new regional adaptation studies. This book will be of interest to researchers in climatology, geography, ecology, agriculture, environmental studies and related disciplines.


Book Chapters

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: 3 (Page no: 49) Adaptation strategies to climate change to sustain food security. Author(s): Droogers, P. Dam, J. van Hoogeveen, J. Loeve, R.
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.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851998350
  • Record Number
  • 20043205139