Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management

Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management

Prakash Rao (Symbiosis International University, India) and Yogesh Patil (Symbiosis International University, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 430
ISBN13: 9781522510468|ISBN10: 152251046X|EISBN13: 9781522510475|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1046-8


Changes in the planet’s climate in recent years have led to significant impacts on natural resources and ecosystems. New strategies must be adopted in order to support the protection and continued development of numerous natural resources.

Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the relationship between global climate changes and the planet’s water ecosystems. Highlighting relevant environmental, social, and economic issues, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, policy makers, students, and practitioners interested in the impacts of climate change on global water resources.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bottled-Water Production
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Glacial Retreat
  • Industrial Wastewater Management
  • Mountain Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Watershed Management
  • Water Treatment and Irrigation

Reviews and Testimonials

Scientists explore some of the key challenges of climate change and its impacts on water resources in a globalized economy and in regional geographies. Among their topics are understanding glacial retreat in the Indian Himalaya: historical trends and field studies from a large glacier, mitigating climate change impacts through treating and managing low quality water for irrigation in Pakistan, the Congo Basin's shrinking watersheds and potential consequences for local communities, an approach to sustainable watershed management: case studies on enhancing sustainability with challenges of water in western Maharashtra, and common duckweed as a model system for assessing the impact of climate change.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Prakash Rao has 33 years of experience in the field of energy and environmental management with interests in climate change, energy and sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bombay, India and has coordinated several multidisciplinary projects ranging from natural resources to climate change and energy. He has led the Climate Change and Energy Programme at WWF-India, coordinating its global research, energy policies and community action. Dr. Rao has published around 82 research papers, notes and book chapters in peer reviewed international journals and books and contributes in an advisory capacity to the corporate sector on environmental sustainability issues. He has published three books including one on Assessment of Climate Change in India and Mitigation Policies. He is also the Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. He is currently the Deputy Director and Head, Energy and Environment Programme at the Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Symbiosis International University, Pune and is a certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner from Accountability, UK.
Yogesh Patil is a Professor and Head - Research Publications at the Symbiosis International University, Pune, India. Dr. Patil holds his Doctorate degree in Environmental Sciences from Pune University, India and has over sixteen years of Post Graduate teaching and research experience in Environmental Science, Management & Technology. His research areas of interest include - waste management, bioremediation, sustainability, climate change and industrial ecology. He has over 50 research papers in national and international journals of repute and has also published one edited book on Applied Bioremediation – Active and Passive Approaches published by InTech, Croatia. Dr. Patil has undertaken several research/consultancy projects funded by UGC, IFS (Sweden) & OPCW (The Netherlands), World Bank and PMC. He is recipient of several honours/fellowship awards like DST, CSIR, Best PhD Research Award, UGC-Post Doctoral Fellowship to name a few. He is reviewer and editorial board member of several journals indexed in Scopus and SCI.