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- DocumentInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union), 2008Nations share more than 260 international river basins which cover nearly half of the Earth’s surface. As demand for water grows in all countries, these shared resources will increasingly be drawn upon to meet the competing needs of billions of people for drinking water, food, energy, and industrial production.Document
From risk to resilience: Understanding the costs and benefits of disaster risk reduction under changing climatic conditionsInstitute For Social And Environmental Transition, 2008This paper evaluates the costs and benefits of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change through an analysis of case studies in India, Nepal and Pakistan. The paper focuses on water related disasters and the manner in which they may change as a consequence of climate change.DocumentOxfam, 2008With a specific focus on Uganda, this report examines the impacts of climate changes on agriculture, pastoralism, health and water. The report aims to serve as a stimulus for change for people in developing countries like Uganda who are feeling the worst impacts of climate change, even though their contribution to global warming has been miniscule.DocumentRefugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2007Each year, tens of thousands of people in Bangladesh are internally displaced as a consequence of riverbank erosion. Yet, such erosion does not draw the attention of policy makers in the same way that other natural disasters do and as a result, a number of coping mechanisms are employed by those affected, with the burden of displacement largely falling on women.Document
Biopolitics, climate change and water security: impact, vulnerability and adaptation issues for women2007The world over, the increased degradation of ecosystems, excessive consumption of water, contamination and salinisation of water-bearings, aquifers and dams, along with the impact ofDocumentUN Economic Commission for Africa, 2008Prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in preparation for the sixteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-16), this report reviews drought and desertification in Africa by bringing together inputs from member states, regional partners, available documentation and comment from various organisations and individuals.DocumentStockholm International Water Institute, 2008This article, which is part of the Water Front edition, focuses on how human-induced climate change will worsen the global water crisis through melting glaciers, rainfall changes, droughts and stronger, more unpredictable natural disasters, which in turn will affect poverty reduction and livelihood security.DocumentOxfam, 2007This paper presents a study on the impacts of recurring droughts on communities in the Ninh Thuan province of Viet Nam. It examines the root causes of drought in the region, people's perceptions of drought-related vulnerabilities in relation to climate change, and what action is most appropriate to combat the problem.DocumentEnergy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2007Although there are many uncertainties around quantitative assessments of climate change impact and water resource management, what is certain is that the climate is changing and this will have an effect on water resources.Document
Up in smoke? Asia and the Pacific: the threat from climate change to human development and the environmentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007Global scientific consensus indicates that all of Asia is very likely to warm during this century and it is here that the human drama of climate change will largely be played out. This report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development describes in detail the challenges that Asian countries face and asks, will global warming send Asia and the Pacific ‘up in smoke’?