Climate Change and Water Resources Planning Criteria

Climate Change and Water Resources Planning Criteria

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Global climate change is expected to have major impacts on water resources and aquatic ecosystems. This prospect presents planners, who are already struggling to meet the demands of growing populations and economies, with new challenges. This volume examines these challenges and the resulting conceptual issues for water planning and project evaluation practices. The book is the first attempt to consider whether and how water resources, planning principles and evaluation criteria should be altered in view of the potential impacts of anthropogenically induced climate change. The principles and procedures that are in use today along with new approaches to nonstructural flood plain management, watershed management, water markets, and wetland banking will serve as the basis for the policies and strategies that deal with climate variability and anticipated change. This collection of papers reviews what water management ideas work, which ones need to be changed, and how planners and managers should begin incorporating aspects of risk and uncertainty into management decisions to deal expertly with climate change.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 314 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 19.05mm | 1,390g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from CLIMATIC CHANGE, 37:1, 1997
  • VI, 314 p.
  • 0792347463
  • 9780792347460

Table of contents

Introduction; K.D. Frederick, et al. Climate Change and Water Resources; K.D. Frederick, D.C. Major. Water Resources Planning and Climate Chnge Assessment Methods; D.C. Major, K.D. Frederick. Issue Assessments. Intertemporal Equity, Discounting, and Economic Efficiency in Water Policy Evaluation; R.C. Lind. Scale and Modeling Issues in Water Resources Planning; H.F. Lins, et al. Stochastic Hydrology in the Context of Climate Change; N.C. Matalas. Ecosystem Evaluation, Climate Change and Water Resources Planning; E.Z. Stakhiv, D.C. Major. Nonmarket Valuation and the Estimation of Damages from Global Warming; K.E. McConnell. Adapting to Climate Impacts on the Supply and Demand for Water; K.D. Frederick. Applications and Case Studies. Assessing Urban Water Use and the Role of Water Conservation Measures under Climate Uncertainty; J.J. Boland. Using Decision Analysis to Include Climate Change in Water Resources Decision Making; B.F. Hobbs, et al. Assessing Climate Change Implications for Water Resources Planning; A.W. Wood, et al. Engineering Design and Uncertainties Related to Climate Change; P. Rogers. Planning for Sea Level Rise and Shore Protection under Climate Uncertainty; G. Yohe, J. Neumann. Global Warming and Water Management: Water Allocation and Project Evaluation; R. Mendelsohn, L.L. Bennett. Summary, Conclusions, Recommendations. Water Resources Planning Principles and Evaluation Criteria for Climate Change: Summary and Conclusions; K.D. Frederick, et al.
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