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Climate change and agricultural water management in Developing Countries.

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This book provides experiences from studies on agricultural water management under climate change as references for agriculture and irrigation planners, decision makers, researchers and students. Chapters 2 and 3 provide an overview of global assessment of climate change impacts and water requirement for future agriculture. Chapters 4-7 provide analyses of crop water requirements in four case stud...

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 154)

Groundwater for food production and livelihoods - the nexus with climate change and transboundary water management.

Groundwater resources in transboundary aquifers may cushion climate change and other impacts of anthropogenic change through irrigation development, which in turn can enhance food security, livelihood benefits and poverty reduction in developing countries. Such resources present significant water reserves that, however, need to undergo critical joint assessment, development and management if they are to provide substantial as well as sustainable scenarios to agricultural and socio-economic development. This chapter explores the nexus between groundwater in shared aquifers, climate change and agricultural growth in the context of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and examines the added challenges as well as opportunities that the transboundary setting of these resources may provide in terms of devising lasting solutions. The chapter highlights that both local smaller-scale no-regret as well as larger-scale, strategic adaptation measures that often hinge on integrated surface-groundwater solutions are important. In addition, the socio-economic and institutional aspects, the latter in terms of general international law and specific adapted international agreements as well as bottom-up participatory processes, are critical for attaining success on the ground.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change and agricultural development: a challenge for water management. Author(s): Hoanh, C. T. Johnston, R. Smakhtin, V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Adaptation to climate change impacts on agriculture and agricultural water management - a review. Author(s): Maskey, S. Bhatt, D. Uhlenbrook, S. Prasad, K. C. Babel, M. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Global water requirements of future agriculture: using WATERSIM. Author(s): Sood, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) Impacts of climate change on crop water requirements in Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, China. Author(s): Liu Qin Yan ChangRong Yang JianYing Mei XuRong Hao WeiPing Ju Hui
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 63) Impacts of climate change and adaptation in agricultural water management in North China. Author(s): Xia Jun Mo XingGuo Wang JinXia Luo XinPing
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 78) Climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural water management in the Philippines. Author(s): Lansigan, F. P. Cruz, A. C. dela
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 97) Adaptation strategies to address the climate change impacts in three major river basins in India. Author(s): Kakumanu, K. R. Kuppannan Palanisami Aggarwal, P. K. Ranganathan, C. R. Nagothu, U. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 120) Water management for agricultural production in a coastal province of the Mekong River Delta under sea-level rise. Author(s): Ngo Dang Phong Chu Thai Hoanh Tran Quang Tho Nguyen Van Ngoc Tran Duc Dong To Phuc Tuong Nguyen Huy Khoi Nguyen Xuan Hien Nguyen Trung Nam
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 135) Aquaculture adaptation to climate change in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Author(s): Suan Pheng Kam Tran Nhuong Hoanh, C. T. Nguyen Xuan Hien
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 176) Irrigated crop production in the Syr Darya Basin: climate change rehearsal in the 1990s. Author(s): Savoskul, O. Shevnina, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 193) Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from rice production through water-saving techniques: potential, adoption and empirical evidence. Author(s): Sander, B. O. Wassmann, R. Siopongco, J. D. L. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 208) Linking climate change discourse with climate change policy in the Mekong: the case of Lao PDR. Author(s): Prosinger, J. Suhardiman, D. Giordano, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Water Management Institute, Regional Office for Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643663
  • Record Number
  • 20153417469