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Title Climate change and coastal resources in Tanzania : studies on socio-ecological systems' vulnerability, resilience and governance / Pius Zebhe Yanda, Ian Bryceson, Haji Mwevura, Claude Gasper Mung'ong'o, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.

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Series Springer climate, 2352-0698.
Springer climate. 2352-0698.
Subject Climatic changes -- Tanzania.
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Tanzania.
Alt Name Yanda, Pius Z.,
Bryceson, Ian,
Mwevura, Haji,
Mung'ong'o, C. G.,
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 216 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 13, 2019).
Contents Intro; Preface; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; List of Figures; List of Plates; List of Tables; Part I: Introduction; Researching Climate Change and Socio-ecological Systems' Vulnerability in the Coastal Areas of Tanzania: Some Theoretical Perspectives; Background; Concepts, Frameworks, and Indices Adopted by Researchers; Assessing Vulnerability; Methodological Approaches; Structure of the Book; References; Part II: Case Studies; The Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Communities' Access to and Utilization of Coastal Resources in Pangani District, Tanzania; Introduction
Methods and MaterialsResults and Discussion; Local People's Perceptions on Climate Change and Variability; Impact of Climate Change on Economic Activities and Coastal Resources; Governance and Access to Coastal Resources; Adaptation Strategies to the Impact of Climate Change and Variability; Conclusion and Recommendations; References; Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies of Coastal Communities to the Associated Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding; Background; Methods and Materials; Description of Study Areas; Results and Discussion
Perception of Local Farmers on Climate Change and VariabilityPerception of Local Farmers on Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding; Local Farmers' Perceived Impacts of Coastal Flooding; Strategies Adopted by Farmers to Cope with Coastal Flooding; Conclusion and Recommendations; References; Seaweed (Mwani) Farming as an Adaptation Strategy to Impacts of Climate Change and Variability in Zanzibar; Background; Materials and Methods; Study Area; Approaches to Data Collection; Household Interviews; Sampling Procedure and Sample Size; Data Analysis; Results and Discussion
Socio-economic Characteristics of the RespondentsMwani Growing and Planting Seasons; Status of Mwani Production; Impacts of Climate Variability on Mwani Farming; Responses of Mwani Growers to Climate Change Impacts; Conclusion and Recommendations; Conclusion; Recommendations; References; Poverty Levels and Vulnerability to Climate Change of Inshore Fisher- Mangrove-Dependent Communities of the Rufiji Delta, Tanzania; Introduction; Methods and Materials; Study Area; Location; Geology and Soils; Climate; Hydrology; Vegetation; Conceptual and Theoretical Framework; Exposure; Sensitivity
Social Adaptive CapacityResults and Discussion; Identifying Demographically Vulnerable Groups; Livelihood Activities and Social Conditions: An Overview; Social Stratification in Nyamisati and Mchungu Villages; Social Infrastructure in Mchungu Village; Socio-economic Conditions in Nyamisati Village; Dependence on Vulnerable Resources and Services; Awareness of Household Vulnerability to Climate Hazards; Awareness to Tropical Storms; Awareness to Storm Surge, Beach Erosion, Beach Intrusion and Flooding; Access to and Use of Climate-Related Knowledge
Summary This volume synthesizes research from a five year program supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development to assess how coastal communities in Tanzania can adapt to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, and better assert their rights to implement decisions regarding coastal resource management in the context of global climate change. Throughout ten chapters, the book deploys a holistic approach to adopt a conceptual model of socio-ecological systems, and characterize human-nature interactions in an integrative way to understand anthropogenic pressures on ecosystems to guide conservation and management. The book will be of interest to researchers, students studying environmental management and climate change, planners, and policy makers. The book begins by describing the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the Tanzanian coastal environment, then discusses the impacts of climate change on coastal resource governance, community vulnerability, and livelihood security. Then, intervention strategies are offered as a means for local communities to not only adapt to climate change impacts, but also to engage in decision-making processes to assess vulnerabilities and address challenges and limitations through educated measures. The final chapters discuss the vulnerability and adaptation of coastal communities to climate change impacts to assess how livelihoods are constructed in response to impacts, and summarize the key findings to determine the best adaptation strategies to improve adaptive capacity and reduce socio-economic vulnerability.
ISBN 9783030048976 (electronic bk.)
3030048977 (electronic bk.)
9783030048983 (print)
9783030048969 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-04897-6
OCLC # 1089804199
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783030048969.
Printed edition: 9783030048983.

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