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In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives

Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries could be attributed to this rise. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks, this chapter presents the findings of the survey conducted by authors with the development practitioners and experts from Asia. The purpose of the...

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In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives

Policies are the channels through which governments influence society and make course corrections for intended consequences. Institutions have the power to influence policy processes and outcomes and can determine the way governments engage with society. Policy formulation and implementation thus far have largely been based on populist assumptions...

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In Water, Climate Change and Sustainability

Adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs) offers a targeted and time‐bound approach for sustainable development. Water, along with its dedicated goal (SDG6), is at the core of SDGs due to its interdependency and synergistic relationship with all SDGs. Implementation of SDG6, as well as other SDGs, remains a challenge for many countries due...

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In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

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In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water is of vital and critical importance to ecosystems and human societies. Issues like urbanization, population growth, socioeconomic change, evolving energy needs and climate change have put unprecedented pressure on utilization of freshwater resources. It is argued that achieving water security is the key to sustainable development. The focal...

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In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh.
Saraswat

Water security is a new concept for the sustainable water management. Rapid urbanization and climate change have become a burden for water security managers. It is important to understand and investigate various challenges and impacts of global environment changes for managing water-related problems like frequent urban floods; groundwater water...

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In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

The urban water providers are confronted with the multiple challenges of limited water availability, inadequate water quality and rising living standards, resulting in growing water demands. The inefficient water supply systems and negative impacts of changing climate are threatening local water resource availability and increasing risks of water...

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In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Achieving water security through availability of sufficient water with good quality for all is the main agenda of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. The constraints on water availability and deteriorating water quality through global changes threaten secure access to water resources for different uses. Main drivers...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water security in urban areas is a highly challenging issue. Urban areas have caused dramatic changes in the freshwater environments by activities such as damming, channel modification, increase in impervious surfaces, disconnected waterways and increasing pollutants. Accordingly, this chapter argues for a landscape-based approach for water...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water resources in urban areas are either approaching or exceeding the limits of sustainable use at alarming rates. Depletion of groundwater and increasing floods has become a common issue in rapidly developing urban areas. Therefore, improvement of present water management systems for managing water quality, while at the same time reducing hydro...