Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Soil and Water Management discusses the latest approaches for monitoring soil and water degradation in coastal regions under current climate conditions as well as potential further changes in the future. It presents an overview of climate change impacts on soil and water resources and summarizes the adaptation of practical options and strategies to minimize the potential risks, such as land degradation, seawater intrusion, droughts, ocean acidification, etc. The book aims to promote the adoption of best practices, which can be selected and implemented according to the respective local conditions. In addition, the recommendations for specific soil and water use planning strategies to address climate change can also be incorporated into national and international development plans.
• Presents the general properties and analysis of soil and water resource conditions for coastal regions
• Offers practical advice for adapting to climate change through case studies from diverse coastal settings around the globe
• Presents information in an accessible format for practitioners in soil and water sciences, as well as for those working in related disciplines
• Includes end-of-chapter summaries and homework problems
Written primarily for practicing soil, water, agricultural, and environmental scientists, this book provides the latest research on soil and water resources management, soil processes and properties, and the related effects of climate change. It assesses the effectiveness of the methods currently in use and under future climate change scenarios as well.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Soil–Water–Climate Interactions: Consideration for Climate
Chapter 2 Soil–Plant–Climate Interactions: Considerations for Climate
Chapter 3 Soil Processes and Soil Properties
Chapter 4 Aspects of Global Climate Change
Chapter 5 Impacts of Climate Change on Soil Resources
Chapter 6 Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources
Chapter 7 Potential for Soils to Mitigate Climate Change
Chapter 8 Climate System Modeling
Chapter 9 Coastal Water Resources and Climate Change Effects
Chapter 10 Climate Change and Coastal Erosion
Chapter 11 Climate Change and Water Resources Quality in
Chapter 12 Soil and Water Management Strategies for Climate Change
Adaptation in Coastal Regions
Dr. Zied Haj-Amor is a researcher at Water, Energy and Environment Laboratory, National Engineering School of Sfax, Sfax City, Tunisia. Dr. Zied Haj-Amor has published over 10 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences and has been the assistant project coordinator on 5 research projects from the Tunisian Government, the current project focuses on soil and water management under climate change in coastal oases of Tunisia. His current research interests include soil and water management, climate change, geo-informatics, and geographic information system (GIS).
Prof. Salem Bouri is a Full Professor of Water Resources Management at Sfax University-Sfax City, Tunisia. Prof. Bouri has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences, and has been the Principal Investigator on many Tunisian research projects. His current research interests include water management, climate change, geo-informatics, and hydrogeology.