Water access, water scarcity and climate change

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dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, Pierre en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T06:28:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T06:28:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003484 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mukheibir Pierre 2010, 'Water access, water scarcity and climate change', Springer, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 1027-1039. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0364-152X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14765
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the approaches of the various discourses operating in the water sector and how they address the issues of scarcity and equitable access under projected climate change impacts. Little synergy exists between the different approaches dealing with these issues. Whilst being a sustainable development and water resources management issue, a holistic view of access, scarcity and the projected impacts of climate change is not prevalent in these discourses. The climate change discourse too does not adequately bridge the gap between these issues. The projected impacts of climate change are likely to exacerbate the problems of scarcity and equitable access unless appropriate adaptation strategies are adopted and resilience is built. The successful delivery of accessible water services under projected climate change impacts therefore lies with an extension of the adaptive water management approach to include equitable access as a key driver. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-010-9474-6 en_US
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.title Water access, water scarcity and climate change en_US
dc.parent Environmental Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 45 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1027 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1039 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 112744 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Adaptation - Water resource management - Climate change - Access - Scarcity - Environment - Sustainable development en_US
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dc.staffid 112744 en_US


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