Climate Change and Water Resources

Sangam Shrestha, Mukand S. Babel, Vishnu Prasad Pandey

May 22, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 383 Pages - 80 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466594661 - CAT# K20684


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  • Includes contributions from leading experts from around the world
  • Contains synthesized theories and principles of climate change and its connection to water resources management
  • Examines current policies, laws, and international debate on climate change, with regard to water availability
  • Provides modeling tools for climate change projections and the impact on the water sector
  • Includes references for further study


Covering the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a broad outline of the many interrelated aspects of climate variations, climate change, and connections to water resources. Designed to help managers with developing strategies, implementing policies, and investing in infrastructure and information sources for integrated water resources management, the text addresses many issues regarding climate change and water resources. It also includes adaptation options, which are essential to water resource sustainability.

The material is divided into four sections. The first part of the book provides an introduction to climate change and considers theoretical aspects and available tools. The second part of the book examines the impacts that climate change has on the water sector. The third part focuses on the different adaptation measures needed to minimize the effects of climate change. The fourth part presents a number of case studies.

Focused on climate change in the water sector, Climate Change and Water Resources closely analyzes scientific research and fuels study for a greater understanding of climate change and the proper management of water. This text is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students, scientists, and design engineers as well as those working at research institutes and implementing and planning agencies.