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By Walter Leal Filho, Haruna Musa, Gina Cavan, Paul O'Hare, Julia Seixas

This ebook analyses the hyperlinks among weather swap version, resilience and the affects of risks. The participants conceal issues resembling weather switch model in coastal zones, the assessment of group land versions, weather swap issues in public health and wellbeing and water source administration, in addition to conceptual frameworks for knowing vulnerabilities to severe weather occasions. The publication specializes in a number of concrete initiatives, tasks and techniques at present being applied internationally. It additionally offers case reports, tendencies, information and tasks that illustrate how towns, groups and areas were striving to accomplish resilience and feature dealt with hazards.

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Interdisciplinary research and intersectoral action, is an often overlooked yet important adaptation constraint. To develop and implement adaptive responses, we must consider how to engage a diversity of actors, integrate knowledge, and foster intersectoral collaboration (Warren and Lemmen 2014). More explicit attention to these interconnected processes is an opportunity to foster enabling conditions for adaptation. This in turn calls for a greater understanding of the diverse ways in which the problem of climate change itself is conceptualised and communicated across various divides.

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The main challenge of climate change is ‘how to plan for the future under highly uncertain conditions’ (Rogers 2008). As Dessai et al. (2013) explains, ‘water managers have often planned under the assumption of a stationary climate. This assumption is no longer valid’. We can no longer make management decisions based on the premise that ‘future hydrology will not significantly deviate from past hydrology’ (Barsugli et al. 2012). Reference to the ‘assumption of stationarity’ and the fact that stationarity is violated in a changing climate is common and in part underlies the motivation and rationale for action.

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