Covering the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a broad outline of the many interrelated aspects of climate variations, climate change, and connections to water resources. Designed to help managers with developing strategies, implementing policies, and investing in infrastructure and information sources for integrated water resources management, the text addresses many issues regarding climate change and water resources. It also includes adaptation options, which are essential to water resource sustainability.
The material is divided into four sections. The first part of the book provides an introduction to climate change and considers theoretical aspects and available tools. The second part of the book examines the impacts that climate change has on the water sector. The third part focuses on the different adaptation measures needed to minimize the effects of climate change. The fourth part presents a number of case studies.
Focused on climate change in the water sector, Climate Change and Water Resources closely analyzes scientific research and fuels study for a greater understanding of climate change and the proper management of water. This text is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students, scientists, and design engineers as well as those working at research institutes and implementing and planning agencies.
Table of Contents
Global Climate System, Energy Balance, and the Hydrological Cycle
Sangam Shrestha and Prasamsa Singh
Climate Variability and Change
Anthony S Kiem
Detection and Attribution of Climate Change
Uncertainty in Climate Change Studies
Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Selected Water Use Sectors
Mukand S Babel, Anshul Agarwal, and Victor R Shinde
Economics of Climate Change
Sujata Manandhar, Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Futaba Kazama, and So Kazama
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Sujata Manandhar, and Futaba Kazama
Climate Change Adaptation in Water
SVRK Prabhakar, Binaya Raj Shivakoti, and Bijon Kumer Mitra
Managing Climate Risk for the Water Sector with Tools and Decision Support
Transboundary River Systems in the Context of Climate Change
Soni M Pradhanang and Nihar R Samal
International Negotiations on Climate Change and Water
Binaya Raj Shivakoti and Sangam Shrestha
Dr. Sangam Shrestha is assistant professor of Water Engineering and Management (WEM) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand, and a visiting faculty of the University of Yamanashi, Japan. His research interests are in the field of water resources, climate change and adaptation in water. After completing his PhD, Dr. Shrestha continued his postdoctoral research in the Global Centre of Excellence (GCOE) project at the University of Yamanashi in Japan.. He has published nearly two dozen peer-reviewed articles in refereed journals and regularly reviews articles for several international journals.