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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Overcoming the Constraints for a More Integrated and Adaptive Water Management: A New Agenda for Upland Waters
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Agricultural policy
Information
Abstract
The management of upland waters has profound implications for entire watershed areas in high and low latitudes, in wet as well as arid climates, in developed and developing countries. About half of the world¿s population depends on rivers originating in alpine and mountainous regions. The impacts of global change in upland regions are complex and subject to large uncertainties. This chapter summarizes the most salient conclusions of the volume¿s contributions. Among these stand the opportunities for using models to inform policies, identify interdependencies of hitherto unrelated phenomena and generate easily interpretable images, maps, and experimental data of alternative scenarios. The role of transdisciplinary work, and the possibilities of upscaling and downscaling the analysis of local and global phenomena enable better and science-based governance within and across jurisdictions. Finally, a new research agenda is identified in light of the volume¿s main findings that includes developing conceptual and practical notions of integrative and adaptive management to accommodate projected global change effects; promoting institutional frameworks that enable proactive management and equity along upland and lowland tracts, across countries sharing watersheds and generations.
International
Si
Book Edition
0
Book Publishing
Routledge Publishers
ISBN
978-0-415-77778-0
Series
Book title
Managing Water Resources in a Time of Global Change: Mountains, Valleys and Flood Plains
From page
253
To page
263
Participants
  • Autor: Ariel Dinar
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
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