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Climate change is now widely regarded as one of the most serious challenges the world faces, and adapting to it is an urgent requirement for countries across the world. The less developed countries of the Asia and Pacific region, despite contributing the least to the emission of greenhouse gases, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, emphasizing the fact that the Asia and Pacific region needs immediate measures—both structural and nonstructural—in order to adapt to climate change. The discussions elaborate on issues related to water resources, agriculture, and natural resources management, which are some of the most vital sectors for the region from environmental, social, and economic perspectives.
Although the policies and measures discussed in the book are specific to the Asia and Pacific region, the key findings will be relevant to other regions as well; for example, Africa and Latin America. Policymakers and researchers involved in the study of climate change adaptation will find this volume of great interest.
Chapter 7: Water Management Practices and Climate Change Adaptation: South Asian Experiences
Water Management Practices and Climate Change Adaptation: South Asian Experiences
Climate change issues have been increasingly gaining importance in the daily lives of common people and becoming a subject of deep interest to policymakers internationally. While mitigation measures to arrest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global warming are widely being talked about, awareness and interest on adaptation is still an emerging paradigm. Understanding the global concerns and streamlining them to local political agenda remains a challenge. The uncertainty and inconsistency in predictions lead to less interest on investing in serious adaptation measures. However, due to international efforts, there is an increasing awareness on the need to adapt to climate change among scientists and policymakers in ...