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Water scarcity, climate change and conflict in the Middle East : securing livelihoods, building peace

Author: Christopher Ward; Sandra Ruckstuhl
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2017.
Series: International library of human geography, 40.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The countries that make up the MENA region display wide diversity. One of the poorest countries in the world sits alongside two of the wealthiest, whilst the region's natural resources range from immeasurable oil and gas reserves to some of the scantiest natural endowments anywhere in the world. Yet through this diversity runs a common thread: water scarcity. Now, through the impact of human development and climate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ward, Christopher (Christopher Stuart).
Water scarcity, climate change and conflict in the Middle East.
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017
(OCoLC)961156160
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ward; Sandra Ruckstuhl
ISBN: 9781786721303 1786721309 9781786731302 1786731304
OCLC Number: 992971786
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 343 pages).
Contents: Cover ; Author Bio; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Background on the Middle East and North Africa Region; The countries of the region; Global and regional trends; Part I CHALLENGES: The Challenge of Water Scarcity, Climate Change and Water-related Conflict; 1. The Challenge of Water and Agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa and the Drivers of Water Scarcity; Water resources and uses; Climate and farming systems; The contribution of agriculture; Recent trends: an agriculture already under stress; Agriculture and water Irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa; Agricultural heritage and conservation; Food security and agricultural water management; Conclusion: drivers of scarcity and the challenge of water for agriculture; 2. Climate Change and its Expected Impacts; Climate change events anticipated in the Middle East and North Africa; Expected impacts of climate change on agricultural water and farming; 3. Water and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa; A deadly water conflict; The nature and role of conflict in the water sector of the region; Why does conflict so often arise over water? Types of water conflict in the region; The challenge of transboundary water; Conflict at the national or inter-sectoral level; Conflict at the local level; Factors exacerbating water conflict in the Middle East and North Africa; Water and conflict in the Syrian crisis; Part II OPTIONS: Responses to Water Scarcity, Climate Change and Water-related Conflict, and Options for the Future; 4. Policies and Institutions for Managing Water Resources for Agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa; Bringing integrated management to bear on agricultural water to promote efficiency Overall water governance and institutions in the Middle East and North Africa; IWRM and the basin approach; Subsidiarity, decentralization and participation; Acting on the supply-side drivers of scarcity; Groundwater depletion; The incentive framework for promoting water use efficiency and water productivity in agriculture; 5. Water Use Efficiency and Crop Water Productivity in Agricultural Water Management in the Middle East and North Africa; Water use efficiency and water productivity; Surface irrigation: increasing water use efficiency and closing the yield gap through modernization Pressurized irrigation and high value agriculture; Sustainable groundwater irrigation; Rainfed agriculture; Watershed management and water management in the region's drylands; Salinization, waterlogging and drainage; 6. Adapting to Climate Change and Ensuring Food Security; How farmers may adapt to climate change; Adaptation options for farming systems; Household-level livelihood strategies; Strategies for adapting agriculture under climate change; Regional and international dimensions; Climate change mitigation and the agricultural carbon footprint; Food security and climate change
Series Title: International library of human geography, 40.
Responsibility: by Christopher Ward and Sandra Ruckstuhl.

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