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Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures

Authors: Gober, Patricia

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  • Argues business-as-usual water science, management, and decision-making institutions are not up to the task of solving today’s global water problems
  • Identifies uncertainties associated with water demand and regulation and their significance for planning and decision-making
  • Considers Decision Making under Uncertainty (DMUU) strategies as a paradigm change for the water sector
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This book describes the existential threats facing the global water systems from population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. It argues that ‘business-as-usual’ water science and management cannot solve global water problems because today’s water systems are increasingly complex and face uncertain future conditions. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile and publically engaged process of water decision making is needed.

Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures emphasises the importance of adaptation through a series of case studies of cities, regions, and communities that have experimented with anticipatory policy-making, scenario development, and public engagement. By shifting perspective from an emphasis on management to one of adaptation, the book emphasizes the capacity to manage uncertainties, the need for cross-sector coordination, and mechanisms for engaging stakeholder with differing goals and conflict resolution.

This book will be a useful resource for students and academics seeking a better understanding of sustainable water use, water policy and water resources management. 

About the authors

Patricia Gober is a Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, USA and Professor Emerita of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71234-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71233-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10032-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71234-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71234-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71233-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10032-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 213
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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