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Adaptation and resilience: the economics of climate, water, and energy challenges in the American Southwest | CLIMAS

Adaptation and resilience: the economics of climate, water, and energy challenges in the American Southwest

TitleAdaptation and resilience: the economics of climate, water, and energy challenges in the American Southwest
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsColby, BG, Frisvold, GB
PublisherEarthscan
CityWashington, DC
ISBN Number9781933115931
Call NumberMain Library HD1695.S664 A33 2011 IN LIBRARY
KeywordsClimatic changes Southwestern States., Water resources development Environmental aspects Southwestern States., Water-supply Economic aspects Southwestern States., Water-supply Southwestern States Management.
Abstract

In America's arid Southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protection. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and policymakers in the arid Southwest. It provides valuable tools for those interested in resource management and climate change, as well as readers seeking to understand how economic methods can be used to analyze contemporary social problems and craft appropriate responses. The book considers both adaptation to long-term climate change and more immediate issues of water and electricity management in the face of interannual climate variability and drought-providing useful lessons for the region's most pressing resource management problems.