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Adaptation To Climate Change And Sea Level Rise

Author : Sebastian Weissenberger
ISBN : 9789401798884
Genre : Science
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The book provides a concise and interdisciplinary outlook on the impacts of climate change on coastal areas and how coastal communities adapt to them. The first chapter analyses how sea level rise, changing ocean conditions, or increased climate variability and the socio-environmental context of the coastal zone leads to vulnerable communities. The second chapter addresses adaptation strategies and tools, and gives some examples of their application around the world. The third chapter describes participative action research projects undertaken in New Brunswick and how this community based approach has enabled communities to increase their climate resilience.

Adapting To Sea Level Rise In The Coastal Zone

Author : Chad J. McGuire
ISBN : 9781351577502
Genre : Political Science
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For as long as humans have been inhabiting coastal areas and recording what occurs in their environments, coastal zones have been defined through dynamic interactions. And this is further underlined by a more recent development: observed sea level rise. In a thorough but not overly technical approach, Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations provides a legal-policy framework for facing the challenges of sea level rise. The book includes an analysis of sea level rise adaptation strategies that examines the legal impacts of coastal land use decisions based on the current interpretation of private property rights in relation to public control over those rights. The author discusses the science behind sea level rise and highlights policy complexities and options. He then presents an overview of related legalities, and bringing it all together, applies the principles offered in the book, concluding with strategies and solutions and a perspective on the future. If we accept the premise that sea level rise is occurring and will continue for the foreseeable future, then we must begin to consider policy responses to this risk in coastal regions. Part of any pragmatic policy response must include a review of the options available to public institutions when developing and implementing rational adaptation policies. This book offers practical legal/policy approaches to sea level rise adaptation that promotes sound planning in the face of climate change and rising seas.

Adapting To Sea Level Rise In The Coastal Zone

Author : Chad J. McGuire
ISBN : 9781351577502
Genre : Political Science
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For as long as humans have been inhabiting coastal areas and recording what occurs in their environments, coastal zones have been defined through dynamic interactions. And this is further underlined by a more recent development: observed sea level rise. In a thorough but not overly technical approach, Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations provides a legal-policy framework for facing the challenges of sea level rise. The book includes an analysis of sea level rise adaptation strategies that examines the legal impacts of coastal land use decisions based on the current interpretation of private property rights in relation to public control over those rights. The author discusses the science behind sea level rise and highlights policy complexities and options. He then presents an overview of related legalities, and bringing it all together, applies the principles offered in the book, concluding with strategies and solutions and a perspective on the future. If we accept the premise that sea level rise is occurring and will continue for the foreseeable future, then we must begin to consider policy responses to this risk in coastal regions. Part of any pragmatic policy response must include a review of the options available to public institutions when developing and implementing rational adaptation policies. This book offers practical legal/policy approaches to sea level rise adaptation that promotes sound planning in the face of climate change and rising seas.

Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation Strategies For Coastal Communities

Author : Walter Leal Filho
ISBN : 9783319707037
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of research and projects regarding climate change adaptation in coastal areas, providing government and nongovernment bodies with a sound basis to promote climate change adaptation efforts.According to the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), coastal zones are highly vulnerable to climate change, and climate-driven impacts may be further exacerbated by other human-induced pressures. Apart from sea-level rise, which poses a threat to both human well-being and property, extreme events such as cyclones and storm surges lead not only to significant damage to property and infrastructure, but also to salt water intrusion, groundwater salinisation, and intensified soil erosion, among many other problems. There are also numerous negative impacts on the natural environment and biodiversity, including damage to important wetlands and habitats that safeguard the overall ecological balance, and consequently the provision of ecosystem services and goods on which the livelihoods of millions of people depend. As such, there is a need for a better understanding of how climate change affects coastal areas and communities, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that can help the countries and communities in coastal areas to adapt and become more resilient. It is against this background that this book has been produced. It includes papers written by scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, pursuing research and/or executing climate change projects in coastal areas and working with coastal communities. Focusing on “managing climate change in coastal regions”, it showcases valuable lessons learned from research and field projects and presents best practices to foster climate change adaptation in coastal areas and communities, which can be implemented elsewhere.

Adaptation Strategies For Sea Level Rise

Author : Yehan Xu
ISBN : OCLC:974373152
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Doing a sea level rise study for Cedar Key. The author joined studio in 2012 Spring semester, which was the first studio focused on that project. Additionally, Dr. Frank - the co-chair of this thesis - conducted another studio on that same study in the 2013 Spring semester. This thesis work was conducted independently of the above studios. The author has included in this work a comparison of findings and recommendation as another opportunity to highlight options to deal with the challenges of sea level rise.

Climate Change Adaptation In Practice

Author : Philipp Schmidt-Thome
ISBN : 9781118474679
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Climate change adaptation is increasingly recognized as complementary part to climate change mitigation. Climate change affects sea level, the extent of flood prone areas and precipitation patterns among many others. To adapt to these changes, the tasks of municipalities and cities are to implement policies and strategies for changes in land use and coastal management as part of their future development. It is of vital importance to address the uncertainties of climate change scenarios when proposing adaptation measures that are socially viable and economically reasonable. The decision making process, promoted here, is based on scientific excellence as well on an integrated communication process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of key elements required for effective analysis and assessment of climate change impacts, economic cost-benefit analysis, communication processes and creation and transfer of knowledge, governance issues and implementation of related policies. It describes the results achieved by the BaltCICA (www.baltcica.org) project whose contributors come from the scientific and public administration communities. The regional cooperation has led to the implementation of climate change adaptation in several case studies. The BaltCICA project developed concepts, methodologies and tools for climate change adaptation that can be translated across other global regions. Scientists and students working on the development of climate change and adaptation strategies; public administrators in the related fields on local, regional and state level including environment, water management, civil defense; as well as professionals working with adaptation technologies, including engineering, technological solutions, urban planning agencies and construction, will value this innovative book.

Integrated Natural And Built Environment Strategies For Adapting To Sea Level Rise

Author : Rong Zeng
ISBN : OCLC:908645727
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Global climate change is happening. The resulting rising sea levels particularly put coastal communities at high risk and threaten the long-term sustainability of both the natural and built environments. Coastal habitats, which are significant connections between the land and water, especially for rural coastal communities, are expected to gradually migrate inland in response to sea level rise. However, human interventions such as buildings, roads, and hard shoreline protection structures will potentially impede this process, therefore becoming a critical factor in habitat loss in the future. Given this consideration, adaptation strategies for sea level rise need to be planned ahead in order to balance the tradeoffs between the linked social and ecological systems. This thesis focuses on exploring integrated adaptation strategies to address sea level rise impacts for both the natural and built environments. Two primary research questions were generated: (1) How to enhance the social-ecological resilience of a community in coping with climate change and sea level rise? (2) What are sustainable adaptation strategies for both the natural and built environments in long-term planning? The methodology of this thesis is developed and composed of three parts: first, comprehensive analysis of five case studies to identify the proposed adaptation strategies for different coastal communities and the extent to which an integrated approach was incorporated into each; second, developing an evaluation framework to assess the sustainability of a variety of strategies and the performance of the integrated strategies; third, designing adaptation strategies for the thesis study area Yankeetown-Inglis, Florida, in order to examine the application of integrated strategies.

Sea Level Rise And Coastal Infrastructure

Author : Bilal M. Ayyub
ISBN : 0784412006
Genre : Nature
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Sponsored by the Council on Disaster Risk Management Sea Level Rise and Coastal Infrastructure: Prediction, Risks, and Solutions analyzes the challenges posed by rising sea levels and climate change. Scientists estimate that global sea levels could rise by as much as 20 feet in this century, directly affecting about 100 million people worldwide. Although the problems stemming from higher sea levels are formidable, immediate actions can be identified and executed to lessen the impact of rising waters on coastal infrastructure and communities. Using a risk analysis and management framework, each chapter in this volume focuses on a facet of sea level rise, examining its associated risks and assessing its socioeconomic impact. From this information, appropriate long-term measures and mitigation strategies can be developed. Chapters consider such questions as: How can we model the impact of rising sea levels and increasingly intense tropical storms on coastal infrastructure? What strategies can be phased in to improve new construction? How can existing infrastructure best be targeted for retrofitting? How can risk models be designed to accommodate regional socioeconomic considerations? Engineers, scientists, and policymakers concerned with planning, design, and construction of coastal infrastructure will find this compact assessment useful, relevant, and thought-provoking.

Climate Change And Agricultural Water Management In Developing Countries

Author : Chu T Hoanh
ISBN : 9781780643663
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The book provides an analysis of impacts of climate change on water for agriculture, and the adaptation strategies in water management to deal with these impacts. Chapters include an assessment at global level, with details on impacts in various countries. Adaptation measures including groundwater management, water storage, small and large scale irrigation to support agriculture and aquaculture are presented. Agricultural implications of sea level rise, as a subsequent impact of climate change, are also examined.

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