Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Approaches to Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources presents a close examination of the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in managing river basins, aquifers, flood plains and their vegetation to provide water storage and flood regulation. Furthermore, the book explores improved ecosystem-based services for managing floods, conservation of water and its resources (including watersheds), avoiding water scarcity, and ensuring long-term water security planning, all in the context of sustainable development goals.
This book will help scientists pave the way for easy implementation of sustainable development goals, ensuring a secure and sustainable future.
- Presents information in an easy-to-follow manner using tables, figures and graphs where applicable, along with case studies from all continents
- Provides a reference for experts to use as an authoritative source to support environmental action and regulation
- Delineates the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in sustainable management and in the restoration of watershed forests and wetlands
1. Introduction 2. Ecosystem-based-Adaptation (EbA): Conceptual Framework 3. EbA for Combating Climate Change and its Adverse Impacts 4. EbA for Sustaining Life on Earth 5. EbA and Conservation of Life below Water 6. EbA: Catalyst for Water Security 7. Towards Sustainable Cities 8. Ushering in Affordable and Clean Energy 9. Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 10. Mainstreaming EbA in Development Policies: A Case Study of Meghalaya (India) 11. Conclusion
Arvind Kumar specializes in ecosystem-based adaptation, water-energy-food nexus and community-based IWRM approaches. He is the President, Chair and Founder of the India Water Foundation, a non-profit organization engaged in generating heightened public awareness of water-related environmental issues and their impact on human health, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Kumar has published over 350 research articles in various journals and has edited one book.