Water Utility Approaches and Responses to Climate Change Vulnerability
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Editors: James A. Williams and Caroline E. Jones
Book Description: Climate change poses a variety of challenges for water management, and there is a need to develop methods for understanding and managing risk. While much has been written about the projected impacts of climate change at the continental or regional scale, scientists are quick to caution decision makers about using projections based on global circulation models (GCMs) for local decision making. This uncertainty about specific impacts on local systems has raised concern about the ability of water resource managers to plan for climate and hydrological changes at the local scale, and has spurred recent activity to develop methods for understanding vulnerabilities, including how to downscale climate models. This book examines and documents the steps taken by some of the leading utilities in an attempt to identify the emergent characteristics of water utility climate change vulnerability assessments. (Imprint: Nova)
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Table of Contents: Preface
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: A Review of Water Utility Practices, pp. 1-38
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices, pp. 39-112
Index, pp. 113
Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction Water Resource Planning, Development and Management