Dealing with climate change is generally considered to be one of the greatest challenges for the coming decades. Changes in precipitation are likely to have a major impact on the hydrological cycle and subsequently on the environment and food production. However, until now clear guidance on how to respond to this challenge, particularly at the river basin level, has been lacking. This book has been developed from the ADAPT project, focusing on the development of regional adaptation strategies for water, food and the environment in river basins across the world. A generic methodology is presented and applied to seven case studies in contrasting geographical areas of the world: Mekong (SE Asia), Rhine (Western Europe), Sacramento (USA), Syr Darya (Central Asia), Volta (Ghana), Walawe (Sri Lanka) and Zayandeh (Iran).
1: Adaptation for Regional Water Management 2: Evaluating Downscaling Methods for Preparing Global Circulation Model (GCM) Data for Hydrological Impact Modelling 3: Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change to Sustain Food Security 4: Water for the Environment: Exploring Adaptations to Climate Change in River Basins 5: How Much Water will be Available for Irrigation in the Future? The Syr Darya Basin (Central Asia) 6: Maintaining Sustainable Agriculture Under Climate Change. Zayandeh Rud Basin (Iran) 7: Increasing Climate Variability in the Rhine Basin: Business as Usual? 8: Will We Produce Sufficient Food Under Climate Change? Mekong Basin (South East Asia) 9: Can We Maintain Food Production Without Losing Hydropower? The Volta Basin (West Africa) 10: Will There be Sufficient Water Under Internal and External Changes? Walawe Basin, Sri Lanka 11: How Can We Sustain Agriculture and Ecosystems? The Sacramento Basin (California, USA) 12: Food Demand and Production: A Global and Regional Perspective 13: Adaptation to Climate Change: A Research Agenda for the Future
Climatic changes. , Crops and climate. , Crops and water. , Meteorology & climatology, Climate change