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1 online resource (xi, 127 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-127).
Introduction -- 1. Core principles and approaches -- 2. International commitments -- 3. Policy, legislation and institutional frameworks -- 4. Information and monitoring needs for adaptation strategies design and implementation -- 5. Scenarios and models for impact assessment and water resources management -- 6. Vulnerability assessment for water management -- 7. Adaptation strategies and measures -- 8. Financial matters -- 9. Evaluation of adaptation strategies.
"Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change 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. Based on the concept of integrated water resources management, Guidance provides advice to decision makers and water managers on how to assess impacts of climate change on water quantity and quality, how to perform risk assessment, including health risk assessment, how to gauge vulnerability, and how to design and implement appropriate adaptation strategies"--Page 4 of cover
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