Searching with a thematic focus on Water in climate change, Climate change, Environment

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    Application of the Water Poverty Index at the districts of Yellow River Basin

    Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, 2011
    As one assessment method of the water resources, Water Poverty Index has become an available tool in water resources management for it simply calculation process, comprehensive understanding of the results. This paper introduces the concept of the Water Poverty Index, and applies it at these districts of Yellow River Basin by using equal weightings methodology.
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    The status of agricultural water use, access, and productivity in the Limpopo Basin — opportunities for poverty alleviation

    Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network, 2010
    The Limpopo River Basin is home to 14,000,000 people, at least half of whom live in rural areas. Over ten million South Africans live in the basin - nearly 25% of the national population. The remaining population live in Botswana - one million people, nearly 60% of the national population - Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
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    PACC Demonstration Guide: Improving the public water supply system in Majuro, Marshall Islands

    Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
    On all islands in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) rainwater is the primary source of freshwater, putting the country at high risk from droughts. The water sector was therefore chosen by the RMI Government to benefit from the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project which has been working since 2008 to increase the country’s resilience to drought events.
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    Water wars: enduring myth or impending reality

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2000
    Within the context of the South, water security does not simply translate into economic development, but also food security, and the very survival of states and their citizens. Under these circumstances, it is hardly surprising that the World Commission on the Environment and Development (WCED) has concluded that such resource conflicts are likely to increase as those resources become scarcer.
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    Resource manual on flash flood risk management – Module 3: Structural measures

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2012
    This publication, the third module of a resource manual to support the training of planners and practitioners in managing flash flood risk, deals with structural measures. It presents bioengineering techniques, physical measures for slope stabilisation and erosion control, and physical measures for river training.
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    Environmental livelihood security in Southeast Asia and Oceania: a water-energy-food-livelihoods nexus approach for spatially assessing change

    International Water Management Institute, 2014
    This document addresses the need for explicit inclusion of livelihoods within the environment nexus (water-energy-food security). The authors present a conceptualisation of ‘environmental livelihood security’, which combines the nexus perspective with sustainable livelihoods.
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    Water considerations in selecting energy technologies

    Energy Research Centre, 2014
    This paper highlights that while water is scarce in South Africa, the exploitation of energy technologies requires water and choices of energy technologies should take into account water scarcity. It argues that water requirements are not well integrated into decision-making processes for selecting energy technologies.
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    Urban water use: policy brief

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2012
    There has been a global shift in the way that water provision for urban water use is viewed. Governments are increasingly choosing to invest in environmental health. By protecting river systems, governments can reduce management costs.
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    Research Insights on Climate and Water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2014
    This book presents seven research papers and a note drawing on the final technical reports of eight projects which support knowledge generation and dissemination on the rivers of the greater Himalayas. These are preceded by a synthesis of the key findings of the research papers.
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    Future hydropower production in the Lower Zambezi under possible climate change influence

    South African Water Research Commission, 2014
    Hydropower is highlighted as the most important energy source in Mozambique and many other countries in southern Africa. Substantial hydropower development is planned for the Lower Zambezi for the next decades, with regional importance due to integration into the Southern African Power Pool.