Climate Change and Water Supply

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Pearson Education, Sep 13, 2010 - History - 10 pages
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This Element is an excerpt from Out of Water: From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World’s Water Problems (9780131367265) by Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma. Available in print and digital formats.

 

Understanding, preparing for, and mitigating the most probable impacts of climate change on water resources and food production.

 

Fifteen years of bickering over whether or not climate change is caused by humankind has meant much time and effort that could have been devoted to mitigation and adaptation has been lost. In terms of agriculture and water resources, the cause is relatively unimportant compared to deciding how we can deal with the impact.

 

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Colin Chartres is a world authority on water issues and Director General of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He has 35 years’ experience in R&D and policy areas related to water and natural resources, and served as Chief Science Advisor to the Australian National Water Commission. Samyuktha Varma works at IWMI. She focuses on issues of water, equity and poverty in developing countries, and with ensuring that women’s voices are heard in the development of water management solutions. A social scientist, her background has led to her work on issues ranging from human rights to urban governance.

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