Water Management and Water Governance in a Changing Climate. Experiences and insights on climate change adaptation in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia

P. Huntjens

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Abstract

This book is based on his PhD research (magna cum laude, 2010) in Complex System Sciences from the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Modern societies are confronted with persistent problems of great complexity and unpredictability. These problems lead to critical situations, such as water and climate crises. Adaptive management is becoming a leading concept and a key mechanism to anticipate, to cope with and survive these crises. This book strengthens the conceptual foundations and practical value of adaptive approaches to water management and water governance in a changing climate. On the basis of a broad comparative analysis of policies and practices in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, it focuses on the capacity of management regimes to cope with the two most common extreme weather events: floods and droughts. Patrick Huntjens (1974, The Netherlands) knows the international field of water management and water governance in practice from different points of view: government, consultancy, non-profit and academic sector. He has been working in more than 30 countries, assigned by a wide variety of clients (e.g. European Commission, United Nations, World Bank, national governments and NGO’s). He has a multi-disciplinary background with Master degrees in Biology and Political Sciences (cum laude).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherEburon Academic Publishers
Number of pages398
ISBN (Print)9789059725096
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • water management
  • climatic change
  • climate adaptation
  • governance
  • water policy
  • environmental policy
  • europe
  • africa
  • asia
  • australia

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