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Climate Change and Water Resources Planning Criteria - Kenneth D. Frederick

Climate Change and Water Resources Planning Criteria

By: Kenneth D. Frederick (Editor), D.C. Major (Editor), Eugene Z. Stakhiv (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1997
ISBN: 9780792347460
Number Of Pages: 314

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Climate Change and Water Resourcesp. 7
Water Resources Planning and Climate Change Assessment Methodsp. 25
Intertemporal Equity, Discounting, and Economic Efficiency in Water Policy Evaluationp. 41
Scale and Modeling Issues in Water Resources Planningp. 63
Stochastic Hydrology in the Context of Climate Changep. 89
Ecosystem Evaluation, Climate Change, and Water Resources Planningp. 103
Nonmarket Valuation and the Estimation of Damages from Global Warmingp. 121
Adapting to Climate Impacts on the Supply and Demand for Waterp. 141
Assessing Urban Water Use and the Role of Water Conservation Measures under Climate Uncertaintyp. 157
Using Decision Analysis to Include Climate Change in Water Resources Decision Makingp. 177
Assessing Climate Change Implications for Water Resources Planningp. 203
Engineering Design and Uncertainties Related to Climate Changep. 229
Planning for Sea Level Rise and Shore Protection under Climate Uncertaintyp. 243
Global Warming and Water Management: Water Allocation and Project Evaluationp. 271
Water Resources Planning Principles and Evaluation Criteria for Climate Change: Summary and Conclusionsp. 291
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ISBN: 9780792347460
ISBN-10: 0792347463
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 30th September 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7