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Guidance On Water Supply And Sanitation In Extreme Weather Events

Author : L. Sinisi
ISBN : OCLC:726938672
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Many countries in the European Region experienced a growing number of episodes of extreme weather events, often displaying distinctive features of disasters, associated with a significant burden of premature deaths, diseases and forced displacement of communities. Because of this the linkage between extreme weather events and population health, survival and well being has been increasingly recognized by the scientific and decision-making communities. To avoid or to limit these undesirable effects adaptation policies are called to include also risk management of natural hydro meteorological disasters through structural and non-structural measures including environmental and water management, land-use and urban planning, application of science and technology, partnership and networking, financial instruments and, last but not least, protection of crucial facilities like health services and water supply and sanitation utilities. Indeed water supply and sanitation utilities are key health determinants in critical conditions of extreme weather events requiring special attention in local and transboundary context implementation of adaptation measures to climate change and variability. Facing these new environmental scenarios of climate variability and change, recalling the main objective of the Protocol on Water and Health and in accordance with article 16 a Task Force on Extreme Weather Events (TFEWE) was established by the first Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health (Geneva, 17-19 January 2007) in order to assist Parties in the implementation of the provisions of the Protocol through the achievement of its approved 2007-2009 Work Programme. The Ministry of Environment of Italy took the leadership of the Task Force on Extreme Weather Events (TF EWE). Its main mandate was the development of Guidance on Water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events. This Guidance is intended to provide an overview on why and how adaptation policies should consider the vulnerability of and new risk elements for health and environment arising from water services management during adverse weather episodes. Emerging risk factors in conditions of climate variability receive special attention, with a focus on the response capacity of the environment and health sectors, the role of the managers of water services managers, and information needs, including public communication strategy, as key elements of health risk reduction. Special emphasis is given to adaptation measures to ensure safe water supply and sanitation using existing infrastructure. This document addresses a broad audience, including policy makers, environment, health and water resources professionals, and water service managers. An integrated environment and health approach steered the development and discussion of the Guidance.

Guidance On Water And Adaptation To Climate Change

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ISBN : 9211170109
Genre : Law
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Climate change will result in significant impacts on our water resources and some of the effects are already visible now. Moreover, climate change impacts on water resources will have cascading effects on human health and many parts of the economy and society, as various sectors directly depend on water. The Guidance aims to spur climate change adaptation that takes into account the transboundary dimension of water management. It is a novel and innovative product which focuses on the transboundary setting and illustrates the steps needed to develop an adaptation strategy.

Research Handbook On Climate Change Adaptation Law

Author : Jonathan Verschuuren
ISBN : 9781781000083
Genre : Science
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ÔThe present book is a much needed publication on climate change adaptation law. It is a collaborative effort of distinguished experts from around the world and adopts a holistic approach to adaptation, taking a global view, with a focus on the international, the regional and domestic levels. This publication has a wealth of information, illustrating the issue of adaptation with many examples from all over the world. One of the most valuable aspects of this book, ensuring that it will have a lasting value, is that it discusses all fields of law, which are vulnerable to climate change (such as tort law; insurance law; disaster law; marine law; water law; planning law; construction law; environmental law; forestry; energy law; biodiversity). The book also includes general issues of adaptation, such as climate justice and the relationship between adaptation and development; human rights in the context of migration law and compensation. It is written in a very accessible language and will be an indispensible reading for both scholars and practitioners. The content and structure of the book make it a definitive book on climate adaptation.Õ Ð Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London, UK ÔThis book indeed will become the definitive text on climate adaptation law for the coming years! From a global law perspective, Verschuuren and his team analyse in an outstanding way the legal challenges and barriers to climate change adaptation and how they can be overcome. Just like climate change, this book is here to stay!Õ Ð Kurt Deketelaere, KU Leuven/League of European Research Universities (LERU), Belgium This timely Research Handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to a changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the EarthÕs atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. With adaptation policies around the world still in their infancy, the book examines the legal challenges and barriers to climate change adaptation and how can they be overcome. It brings together expert contributors to consider topics ranging across tort and insurance law, disaster law, water law, marine law, planning law, biodiversity law, green buildings, pollution control, displacement, agriculture and energy. With its transnational and multilevel approach, the Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Law will be an essential resource for academics in the field of climate change policy and law, policymakers and other government officials working on climate change, and NGOs working in the field of climate change.

Climate Change And Health

Author : Walter Leal Filho
ISBN : 9783319246604
Genre : Business & Economics
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A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change. The authors analyze the effects of climate change on the social and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of communities (i.e. poverty, clean air, safe drinking water, food supplies) and on extreme events such as floods and hurricanes. The book covers topics such as the social and political dimensions of the ebola response, inequalities in urban migrant communities, as well as water-related health effects of climate change. The contributors recommend political and social-cultural strategies for mitigate, adapt and prevent the impacts of climate change to human and environmental health. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners interested in new methods and tools to reduce risks and to increase health resilience to climate change.

Climate Change And Water Resources

Author : Sangam Shrestha
ISBN : 9781466594661
Genre : Nature
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Covering the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a broad outline of the many interrelated aspects of climate variations, climate change, and connections to water resources. Designed to help managers with developing strategies, implementing policies, and investing in infrastructure and information sources for integrated water resources management, the text addresses many issues regarding climate change and water resources. It also includes adaptation options, which are essential to water resource sustainability. The material is divided into four sections. The first part of the book provides an introduction to climate change and considers theoretical aspects and available tools. The second part of the book examines the impacts that climate change has on the water sector. The third part focuses on the different adaptation measures needed to minimize the effects of climate change. The fourth part presents a number of case studies. Focused on climate change in the water sector, Climate Change and Water Resources closely analyzes scientific research and fuels study for a greater understanding of climate change and the proper management of water. This text is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students, scientists, and design engineers as well as those working at research institutes and implementing and planning agencies.

Climate Change And The Law

Author : Erkki Hollo
ISBN : 9789400754409
Genre : Law
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Climate Change and the Law is the first scholarly effort to systematically address doctrinal issues related to climate law as an emergent legal discipline. It assembles some of the most recognized experts in the field to identify relevant trends and common themes from a variety of geographic and professional perspectives. In a remarkably short time span, climate change has become deeply embedded in important areas of the law. As a global challenge calling for collective action, climate change has elicited substantial rulemaking at the international plane, percolating through the broader legal system to the regional, national and local levels. More than other areas of law, the normative and practical framework dedicated to climate change has embraced new instruments and softened traditional boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, substantive and procedural; so ubiquitous is the reach of relevant rules nowadays that scholars routinely devote attention to the intersection of climate change and more established fields of legal study, such as international trade law. Climate Change and the Law explores the rich diversity of international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Is climate law emerging as a new legal discipline? If so, what shared objectives and concepts define it? How does climate law relate to other areas of law? Such questions lie at the heart of this new book, whose thirty chapters cover doctrinal questions as well as a range of thematic and regional case studies. As Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), states in her preface, these chapters collectively provide a “review of the emergence of a new discipline, its core principles and legal techniques, and its relationship and potential interaction with other disciplines.”

Transboundary Water Governance And Climate Change Adaptation

Author : Rieu-Clarke, Alistair
ISBN : 9789231001352
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