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Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures - by Patricia Gober (Hardcover)

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This book describes the existential threats facing the global water systems from population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. It argues that ‘business-as-usual’ water science and management cannot solve global water problems because today’s water systems are increasingly complex and face uncertain future conditions. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile and publically engaged process of water decision making is needed.

Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures emphasises the importance of adaptation through a series of case studies of cities, regions, and communities that have experimented with anticipatory policy-making, scenario development, and public engagement. By shifting perspective from an emphasis on management to one of adaptation, the book emphasizes the capacity to manage uncertainties, the need for cross-sector coordination, and mechanisms for engaging stakeholder with differing goals and conflict resolution.

This book will be a useful resource for students and academics seeking a better understanding of sustainable water use, water policy and water resources management. 

Number of Pages: 213
Genre: Business + Money Management
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Patricia Gober
Language: English
Street Date: April 16, 2018
TCIN: 53615590
UPC: 9783319712338
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-8996
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