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851 p.
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[v], 389 : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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722 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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359 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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205 p. : maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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425 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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108 p. ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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413 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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42 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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20 p. ; 28 cm.
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xxviii, 437 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
On the geography of Nepal with special emphasis on the influence of altitude.
Green Library
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302 p. : maps ; 22 cm
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xxiii, 460 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Preface I: Sustainable groundwater resources assessment and recharge processes II: Water and environment III: Groundwater modeling and its application in aquifer systems IV: Coastal groundwaters and impact of tsunami V: Arsenic and fluoride in groundwater VI: Groundwater management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415407762 20160528
Groundwater is the most important source of domestic, industrial, and agricultural water and also a finite resource. Population growth has created an unprecedented demand for water, with the situation most critical in the developing world, where several million people depend on contaminated groundwater for drinking purposes. Geogenic contaminants, such as arsenic and fluoride at toxic levels, pose major environmental risks and endanger public health. This book is a collection of papers providing a multi-disciplinary overview for scientists and professionals involved in the sustainable development of groundwater resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415407762 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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408 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xvi, 855 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • From the Table of Contents Preface.- Opening Session.- Keynote Presentations.- Session 1: Conservation of Biodiversity, Cultural and Natural Heritage in Drylands.- Sessions 2: Dryland Hydrology and Water Management.- Session 3: Monitoring and Forecasting of Dryland Ecosystem Dynamics.- Session 4: Sustainable Land use and Agriculture.- Session 5: Disaster and Risk Management in Drylands.- Session 6: Policy, Governance and Socio-Economic Dynamics in Changing Drylands.- Session 7: Viable Dryland Livelihoods and Policy Options.- Session 8: Education and Knowledge Sharing in Drylands.- Closing Session.- Summary of Presentations.- Annexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402069697 20160528
Drylands have been cradles to some of the world's greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration of soil and plant cover has adversely affected 70% of the world's drylands as a result of extended droughts as well as mismanagement of range and cultivated lands. The situation is likely to worsen with high population growth rates and accompanying land-use conflicts. The contributions to "The Future of Drylands" - an international scientific conference held under the leadership of UNESCO - address these issues and offer practical solutions for combating desertification along with conserving and sustainably managing dryland ecosystems. Major themes include the conservation of dryland biological and cultural diversity and the human dryland interface. This volume documents how our improved understanding of drylands provides insight into the health and future prospects of these precious ecosystems that should help ensure that dryland communities enjoy a sustainable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402069697 20160528
Green Library
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x, 518 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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ix, 363 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A study of living conditions and survival strategies in semi-arid
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 73 p. : ill. (some col.) ; col. maps ; 30 cm.
  • ch. 1. Interactions of climate change and ecological conflicts in Sudan
  • ch. 2. Links between climate change and conflict in Ethiopia
  • ch. 3. Natural resource conflicts and climate change in Uganda
  • ch. 4. Climate change and conflicts in Kenya.
Africa is characterised by widespread and deeply entrenched poverty, armed conflict, slow economic development until recently, and agricultural systems proven to failure during frequent and persistent drought. With its tremendous natural resources and remarkable social and ecological diversity, the continent reflects a close dependency of people on natural resources. This background report illustrates that it is this dependency that will present Africa with potentially severe adaptive problems in dealing with the twin effects of climate change and population growth in future years. More than ever, Africa and its partners need to work together to turn deforestation around, to save its green lungs, to manage its cities and to grow food for its hungry millions.
Green Library
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1 online resource.
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497 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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2 v. (xxxii, 1560 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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588 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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viii, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This volume focuses on the breakdown in sustainability - the capacity of the planet to provide quality of life now and in the future - that is signaled by disaster. The authors bring to light why land use and sustainability have been ignored in devising public policies to deal with natural hazards. They lay out a vision of sustainability, concrete suggestions for policy reform, and procedures for planning. The book chronicles the long evolution of land-use planning and identifies key components of sustainable planning for hazards. Stressing the importance of balance in land use, the authors offer principles and specific reforms for achieving their visions of sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309063623 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xii, 478 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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707 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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174 p. : ill., maps ; 22 x 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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599 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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135 p.
Green Library
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x, 399 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Water for the World 2. The Global Hydrological Cycle 3. Hydrological Processes Within the River Basin 4. Floods, Droughts and Magnitude-Frequency Relations 5. Monitoring and Assessing Processes 6. Modelling Runoff Processes 7. Inadvertent Impacts on Hydrological Processes 1 - Water Quality 8. Inadvertent Impacts on Hydrological Processes 2 - Water Quality 9. Managing Runoff: The Design of the Major Water Management Systems 10. Managing Runoff: Unconventional and Environmentally-Sound Solutions 11. Towards a Sustainable Future?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582098619 20160528
Global Hydrology illustrates in detail the growing importance of understanding hydrological processes and pathways as a means of effective and safe management of water resources. It describes current management practices and past environmental impact. It analyses the options for improving water supply and protecting the environment, emphasizing the need for international collaboration in a changing societal and environmental context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582098619 20160528
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11 p. ; 21 cm.
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xvi, 301 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
  • Introduction Portraits Part 1 Water 1. Introduction Kirsten Hastrup 2. Narwhals and Navigators on the Arctic Sea Kirsten Hastrup 3. Ephemeral Tsunamis, Emotional Waves, and Enduring Islands Maria Louise B. Robertson 4. Sea Water to the Mountain Top: The Hydrological Cycle in Chivay, Peru Astrid B. Stensrud 5. Bursting Bodies of Water Mattias B. Rasmussen 6. When it Rains and the River Grows Astrid O. Andersen 7. The Elusive Pleasure of Rain in the Sahel Jonas O. Nielsen 8. Dams: Management versus Luck Mette F. Olwig 9. Water as Power and Destroyer Frank Sejersen 10. New Opportunities turning into Disaster Anette Reenberg 11. Coastal Gardens and their Magic Frida Hastrup 11. The Sprawled Way of Detergents Cecilie Rubow 12. Droughts: Complex Social Phenomena Christian Vium 13. Water Quantity vs. Water Quality Laura V. Rasmussen 14. Fixed and Fluid Waters: Mirroring the Arctic and the Pacific Kirsten Hastrup and Maria Louise B. Robertson Part 2. Technology 15. Introduction Cecilie Rubow 16. Sea Level and Coastal Protection Cecilie Rubow 17. Urbanizing Water in a Context of Scarcity Christian Vium 18. A Job-Machine Powered by Water Frank Sejersen 19. Life in the Shadow of a Water Tower Astrid O. Andersen 20. Waste and Water - Connected and Mixed Maria Louise B. Robertson 21. Inverted Watering Strategies in Senegal Anette Reenberg 22. Cobs as Technological Solutions Mette F. Olwig 23. The Imagined Water Pump Jonas O. Nielsen 24. Unpredictable Side Effects of New Technologies Laura V. Rasmussen 25. Scalable and Fluid Sprinklers Astrid B. Stensrud 26. Dry Technologies and Community Bureaucracies Mattias B. Rasmussen 27. A Life Jacket Story Frida Hastrup 28. Unpacking the Dog Sledge Kirsten Hastrup 29. Water Technologies. Mirroring Great Expectations in Greenland and Ghana Mette F. Olwig and Frank Sejersen Part 3. Landscape 30. Introduction Kirsten Hastrup 31. Hualca Hualca: Mountain Lord and Life Source Astrid B. Stensrud 32. Knowing Landscapes of Water in Kiribati Maria Louise B. Robertson 33. Borders at sea Frida Hastrup 34. Making Urban Landscapes - People, Water, Materials Astrid O. Andersen 35. Dreams, Water and the Remodelling of Place Frank Sejersen 36. Strategic Thinking: Changeable Usages of the Nigerien Landscape Anette Reenberg 37. Landscapes of Droughts and Floods on the Desert Margins Laura V. Rasmussen 38. A Landscape of Ice - Kirsten Hastrup 39. Walking Along Water Mattias B. Rasmussen 39. Old Water, Gardens and Prophetic Powers in the Sahel Jonas O. Nielsen 40. Can You See Climate Change in a Changing Environment? Cecilie Rubow 41. Mental Topographies Mette F. Olwig 42. Nomadic Landscapes and Ephemeral Resources - Christian Vium 43. Icons of Climate Change. Mirroring the Sahel and the Andes Astrid O. Andersen/Jonas O. Nielsen Part 4. Time 44. Introduction Cecilie Rubow 45. Glacial Time Kirsten Hastrup 46. Seasons, Timings, and the Rhythms of Life Mattias B. Rasmussen 47. Flexible Trajectories: Nomadic Pastoral Mobility Patterns Christian Vium 48. Still Life on the Shore Frida Hastrup 49. Appraising Change: A Question of Baseline Anette Reenberg 50. Litres per Second: Measuring the Water Flow Astrid B. Stensrud 51. New Scenarios and Unstable Temporalities Cecilie Rubow 52. Facing Reality - Managing/Imagining the Time Left on an Atoll Maria Louise B. Robertson 53. Anticipating Futures and the Rhythms of Water - Frank Sejersen 54. Slow versus Fast Changes in Sahelian Land Use Systems Laura V. Rasmussen 55. Three Calendars and the Test of Time in Northern Sahel Jonas O. Nielsen 56. "Packages" with Disparate Time Horizons Mette F. Olwig 57. Urban Talks of Climate and Weather Astrid O. Andersen 58. Times of Climate Change in Religion and Ethics. Mirroring the Andes and the Pacific Cecilie Rubow and Mattias B. Rasmussen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415746670 20160613
Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people's imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about environmental change and how they act upon the perception of past, present and future opportunities. Drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork of expert authors, it sheds new light on the human experience of and social response to climate change by taking us from the Arctic to the Pacific, from the Southeast Indian Coastal zone to the West-African dry-lands and deserts, as well as to Peruvian mountain communities and cities. Divided into four thematic parts - Water, Landscape, Technology, Time - this book uses rich photographic material to accompany the short texts and reflections in order to bring to life the human ingenuity and social responsibility of people in the face of new uncertainties. In an era of melting glaciers, drying lands, and rising seas, it shows how it is part and parcel of human life to take responsibility for the social community and take creative action on the basis of a localized understanding of the environment. This highly original contribution to the anthropological study of climate change is a must-read for all those wanting to understand better what climate change means on the ground and interested in a sustainable future for the Earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415746670 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource (xiii, 145 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • 1. Groundwater Research and Management: New Directions and Re-invention
  • 2 Groundwater as a Key of Adaptation to Climate Change
  • 3 Vadose Zone Hydrology and Groundwater Recharge
  • 4 Use of Water Quality Analysis for Groundwater Traceability
  • 5 Ecohydrological Assessments on Nitrogen Behavior in the Headwater Wetland
  • 6 Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow Using Stable Isotopes of Oxygen and Hydrogen as Natural Tracers
  • 7 Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability and Sustainability Using GIS
  • 8 The Kabu-ido System: Implications for Current Groundwater Management Policy.
The book presents an overview of recent advances in knowledge related to the assessment and management of groundwater resources, giving special attention to the uncertainties related to climate change and variability. While proposing strategies of groundwater management as adaptation, alternative, and resilience under the changing environments, this book also discusses new directions and initiatives of hydrological study, in particular on the groundwater. Groundwater is a major source of water across much of the world, and acts as a component of the global water cycle on the Earth. Groundwater has the capacity to balance large swings in precipitation, and has the potential to supplement surface-water resources when they are close to the limits of sustainability such as during drought. Although groundwater is pivotal to sustain water supplies, these important resources are vulnerable to increased human activities and the uncertain consequences of climate change. This book presents that groundwater with longer resident time of water circulation can be an alternative water resources and environment in changing climate. Assessments of groundwater services and benefit as well as risk are important for sustainable groundwater uses under the climate change. Groundwater which is one of the leys of adaptation to climate change should be treated as common resources and environment beyond the tragedy of the commons and dilemma of the boundaries. While providing a comprehensive description of hydrogeological characteristics of groundwater systems, the present volume also covers important aspects of legal and institutional contexts required for groundwater resources management as well as social and economic considerations. This publication may contribute to an improved understanding of the impacts of climate change and human activity on groundwater resources, provides useful guidance for policy makers and planners to include groundwater into climate change adaptation schemes and strategies.
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1 online resource.
  • Integrated Modeling for Informing Risk Management Policies
  • Catastrophe Models for Informing Risk Management Policy: An Introduction / Aniello Amendola, Tatiana Ermolieva, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Reinhard Mechler
  • Modeling Risk and Uncertainty: Managing Flash Flood Risk in Vienna / Keith L. Compton, Tatiana Ermolieva, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Aniello Amendola
  • Modeling Catastrophe Risk for Designing Insurance Systems / Tatiana Ermolieva, Yuri Ermoliev
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Flood Risk Management / Karin Hansson, Mats Danielson, Love Ekenberg, Joost Buurman
  • Dams and Catastrophe Risk: Discounting in Long Term Planning / Tatiana Ermolieva, Yuri Ermoliev, Michael Obersteiner, Marek Makowski, Günther Fischer
  • Disasters and Growth: Modeling and Managing Country-wide Catastrophe Risk
  • Modeling Aggregate Economic Risk: An Introduction / Reinhard Mechler
  • Economic Growth Under Catastrophes / Yuri Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva
  • Modeling Macro Scale Disaster Risk: The CATSIM Model / Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Reinhard Mechler, Georg Pflug
  • Managing Indirect Economic Consequences of Disaster Risk: The Case of Nepal / Reinhard Mechler, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Kazuyoshi Nakano
  • Tisza River Basin in Hungary: Flood Risk Management, Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Conflict Resolution
  • Catastrophe Models and Policy Processes: Managing Flood Risk in the Hungarian Tisza River Basin - An Introduction / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Love Ekenberg, Anna Vári
  • Social Indicators of Vulnerability to Floods: An Empirical Case Study in Two Upper Tisza Flood Basins / Anna Vári, Zoltan Ferencz, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler
  • Designing a Flood Management and Insurance System in Hungary: A Model-Based Stakeholder Approach / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Anna Vári, Lisa Brouwers
  • Consensus by Simulation: a Flood Model for Participatory Policy Making / Lisa Brouwers, Mona Riabacke
  • A Risk-Based Decision Analytic Approach to Assessing Multi-stakeholder Policy Problems / Mats Danielson, Love Ekenberg
  • Optimizing Public Private Risk Transfer Systems for Flood Risk Management in the Upper Tisza Region / Yuri Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva, Istvan Galambos
  • Flood Risk in a Changing Climate: A Multilevel Approach for Risk Management / Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Georg Pflug, Nicola Lugeri.
Efficient and equitable policies for managing disaster risks and adapting to global environmental change are critically dependent on development of robust options supported by integrated modeling. The book is based on research and state-of-the art models developed at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) and within its cooperation network. It addresses the methodological complexities of assessing disaster risks, which call for stochastic simulation, optimization methods and economic modeling. Furthermore, it describes policy frameworks for integrated disaster risk manage
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1 online resource.
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