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TitleClimate changes the water rules : how water managers can cope with today's climate variability and tomorrow's climate change
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAppleton, B
Paginationxiv, 106 p. : fig., tab.
Date Published2003-01-01
PublisherDialogue on Water and Climate
Place PublishedDelft, The Netherlands
ISSN Number9032703218
Keywordsclimate, drought, ecosystems, health, impact assessment, partnerships, policies, research, sanitation, sdipol, sdiwrm, water resources management

Eighteen dialogues on water and climate resulted in this synthesis report. The aim is to enhance the interaction between climate specialists and water managers by sharing the experiences and views in both expertises. This comprehensive report shows all of us working in the water sector that we will be affected by natural and human activities one way or the other. The evidence for climate change is there; chapter 1 gives an excellent overview and has used well known sources and references. The dialogues have concentrated to bring water managers closer to the climate community. The authors mentioned the confidence of climatologists to say something about the world's climate in 50 to 100 years, but what they preferred to know is the next occurrence of a severe drought or flood. One should be very prudent in that sense, since it is as hard to predict a flood as develop a global climate scenario for the future. The coping compendium is nicely extracted from the outcomes of the dialogue and sincere hope is there to continue the work and create the awareness amongst all working with natural resources and human development. The target audience is water managers who may need to find ways to integrate climate variability and climate change into their development policies.

NotesBibliography: p. 102-105
Custom 1210, 202.3
Original PublicationChanging the water policy climate : a summary for policy makers of the report Climate changes the water rules


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