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Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5186072
  • Book
  • April 2021
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

An in-depth review of sustainable concepts in water resources management under climate change 

Climate change continues to intensify existing pressures in water resources management, such as rapid population growth, land use changes, pollution, damming of rivers, and many others. Securing a reliable water supply - critical for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - requires understanding of the relation between finite water resources, climate variability/change, and various elements of sustainability. Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability is a timely and in-depth examination of the concept of sustainability as it relates to water resources management in the context of climate change risks. 

Featuring contributions by global authors, this edited volume is organized into three sections: Sustainability Concepts; Sustainability Approaches, Tools, and Techniques; and Sustainability in Practice. Detailed chapters describe the linkage between water and sustainable development, highlight the development and use of new measuring and reporting methods, and discuss the implementation of sustainability concepts in various water use sectors. Topics include localizing and mainstreaming global water sustainability initiatives, resilient water infrastructure for poverty reduction, urban water security for sustainable cities, climate actions and challenges for sustainable ecosystem services, and more. This important resource: 

  • Reviews contemporary scientific research and practical applications in the areas of water, climate change and sustainability in different regions of the world  
  • Discusses future directions of research and practices in relation to expected patterns of climate changes 
  • Covers a wide range of concepts, theories, and perspectives of sustainable development of water resources 
  • Features case studies of field and modelling techniques for analyzing water resources and evaluating vulnerability, security, and associated risks 
  • Discusses practical applications of water resources in contexts such as food security, global health, clean energy, and climate action  

Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability is an invaluable resource for policy makers water managers, researchers, and other professionals in the field, and an ideal text for graduate students in hydrogeology, climate change, geophysics, geochemistry, geography, water resources, and environmental science. 

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 List of Contributors


Section I Sustainability Concepts

1. Localizing and mainstreaming global initiatives on water, climate change, and sustainability

Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Binaya Raj Shivakoti, Sangam Shrestha and David Wiberg

2. A river basin approach for the coordinated implementation of water-related targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Binaya Raj Shivakoti

3. Water-energy nexus in bio-based systems

Seyed Hashem Mousavi-Avval, Asmita Khanal, Juliana Vasco-Correa, Luis Huezo and Ajay Shah

4. Safe-Sanitation Adaptive-Integrated Management System (SAIMS): A conceptual process tool for incorporating resilience

Peter Emmanuel Cookey and Mayowa Abiodun Peter-Cookey

Section II  Sustainability Approaches, Tools, and Techniques

5. Approaches and tools to assess water - climate change - sustainability nexus: A systematic review

Olusola O. Ololade, Enoch Bessah and Marinda Avenant

6. Rejuvenation of springs in the Himalayan Region

Himanshu Kulkarni, Jayesh Desai and Mohammad Imran Siddique

7. Enhancing water productivity through on-farm water management

Mohammad Faiz Alam, Vidya Mandave, Alok Sikka and Navneet Sharma

8. Climate Actions and Challenges for Sustainable Ecosystem Services: Approaches and Application in California Case Studies

Qinqin Liu

9. Monitoring and accountability frameworks for SDGs: The role of civil society organizations

Catarina Fonseca and Laura van de Lande

10. Research to policy and practice: Challenges and opportunities

Ashim Das Gupta

Section III   Sustainability in Practice

11. Resilient Water Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction: Cases from Asia and Middle East

Victor R. Shinde and Lovlesh Sharma

12. High efficiency irrigation technology as a single solution for multi-challenge: A case of Pakistan

Hafiz Qaisar Yasin, Malik Muhammad Akram and Muhammad Naveed Tahir

13. Irrigation scheduling and management for improved water productivity

Birendra KC, Henry Wai Chau, Magdy Mohssen, Keith Cameron, Ian McIndoe, Helen Rutter, Channa Rajanayaka, Patricia Anthony, Bart Schultz and Krishna Prasad

14. Urban water security for sustainable cities in the context of climate change

Soni M. Pradhanang and Khurshid Jahan

15. Approach towards building climate-resilient irrigation systems for food security in Nepal

Ram Chandra Khanal and Prachanda Pradhan

16. A stakeholder-centric tool for implementing water management strategies and enhancing water cooperation (SDG 6.5) in the Lower Mekong Region

Manish Shrestha, Karthikeyan Matheswaran, Orn-Uma Polapanich, Thanapon Piman and Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa

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Vishnu Prasad Pandey Professor of Civil Engineering (Water Resources), Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Sangam Shrestha Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

David Wiberg
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