Land, water, and people: from cascading effects to integrated flood and drought responses

Duraiappah, Anantha Kumar and Scherkenbach, Carmen and Crossman, Neville and Nagendra, Harini and Ringler, Claudia and Volk, Martin and Zelaya, Sergio (2014) Land, water, and people: from cascading effects to integrated flood and drought responses. Policy brief/note. United Nations University - International Human Dimensions Programme.

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Abstract

Land, water, and people; it is the most basic and traditional of relationships, yet today the relationship has become so complex that we find ourselves ill-equipped to understand all of its interconnections and to plan a future that is sustainable. Why is it important to talk about land and water, and why talk about them together in the context of understanding prospects for human well-being? That land and water resources are essential for sustaining life is of course well understood, as are the many stresses on these resources; but, less obvious and appreciated is the convergence of recent weather-related events that directly afflict our land and water resources together and across the world.

Item Type: Monograph (Policy brief/note)
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 07:55
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 03:13
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/197
Publisher URL: http://www.ihdp.unu.edu/docs/Publications/Secretar...

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