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Connecting Delta Cities

Connecting Delta Cities

  • Author: Jeroen Aerts,David C. Major,Malcolm J. Bowman
  • Publisher: Vu University Press Amsterdam
  • ISBN: 9789086593637
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 100
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At present, more than 50% of the entire world population lives in cities. According to the United Nations more than two-thirds of the world's large cities are vulnerable to rising sea levels, exposing millions of people to the risk of extreme floods and storms. Within the coming 30 years, the United Nations project that the number of people living in cities will increase to 60% of the world's population, resulting in even more people living in highly exposed areas. Both scientists and policy makers have addressed the issue of adapting to the challenge of climate change, and both call for embedding long term scenarios in city planning and investments in all sectors. Based on estimations of costs of estimations, it appears that investing in adaptation now would save money in the long term. This book shows the different aspects of climate adaptation. It is an independent investigation of comparative adaptation problems and progress in the cities of Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. In this regard, each city faces different challenges; one of the lessons of the Connecting Delta Cities initiative is that while cities will follow adaptation paths that may differ, sometimes substantially, each city can learn from the others.

Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington:

Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington:

Past, Present, and Future

  • Author: Committee on Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309255945
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 201
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Tide gauges show that global sea level has risen about 7 inches during the 20th century, and recent satellite data show that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating. As Earth warms, sea levels are rising mainly because ocean water expands as it warms; and water from melting glaciers and ice sheets is flowing into the ocean. Sea-level rise poses enormous risks to the valuable infrastructure, development, and wetlands that line much of the 1,600 mile shoreline of California, Oregon, and Washington. As those states seek to incorporate projections of sea-level rise into coastal planning, they asked the National Research Council to make independent projections of sea-level rise along their coasts for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100, taking into account regional factors that affect sea level. Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future explains that sea level along the U.S. west coast is affected by a number of factors. These include: climate patterns such as the El Niño, effects from the melting of modern and ancient ice sheets, and geologic processes, such as plate tectonics. Regional projections for California, Oregon, and Washington show a sharp distinction at Cape Mendocino in northern California. South of that point, sea-level rise is expected to be very close to global projections. However, projections are lower north of Cape Mendocino because the land is being pushed upward as the ocean plate moves under the continental plate along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. However, an earthquake magnitude 8 or larger, which occurs in the region every few hundred to 1,000 years, would cause the land to drop and sea level to suddenly rise.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Author: Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107380103
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Delta Urbanism: The Netherlands

Delta Urbanism: The Netherlands

  • Author: Han Meyer,Steffen Nijhuis,Inge Bobbink
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351178024
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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Delta Urbanism is a major new initiative that explores the growth, development, and management of deltaic cities and regions, with the aim of balancing various goals in a sustainable manner: urbanization, port commerce, industrial development, flood defense, public safety, ecological balance, tourism, and recreation. This book is a detailed history and overview of how one low-lying country has developed the policies, tools, technology, planning, public outreach, and international cooperation needed to save their populated deltas.

Marine Ecoregions of North America

Marine Ecoregions of North America

  • Author: Tara A. C. Wilkinson,Ed Wiken,Juan Bezaury Creel,Thomas F. Hourigan,Tundi Agardy,Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Montréal, Québec)
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Ecología
  • ISBN: 2923358414
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 177
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Describes and maps the North American oceanic and coastal waters, classifying them into 24 marine ecoregions, according to oceanographic features and geographically distinct assemblages of species. Descriptive profiles of the ecoregions describe their key features, in terms of physical, oceanographic, and biological characteristics, as well as human impacts. The book is intended to provide a framework for collecting and organizing information on these regions, and to encourage a sense of joint responsibility and a collaborative strategic approach to dealing with the challenges of conserving the regions' shared oceans.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge

Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge

  • Author: Rick Luettich
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • ISBN: 303842711X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 260
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge" that was published in JMSE

Building safer cities

Building safer cities

the future of disaster risk

  • Author: Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold,Anne Carlin
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821354971
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 299
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Vulnerability to disaster impacts is an increasingly important aspect of urban development, and a number of ongoing trends have the potential to cause even more severe and broader disaster impacts, including increased environmental degradation, the impacts of climate change, population growth in cities, and the effects of globalisation. The effects of disasters are particularly severe in developing countries, causing problems for economic and social development, inflicting massive casualties, and leading to the diversion of funds from development to emergency relief and recovery. This publication contains a number of background papers prepared for a World Bank conference on disaster risk management, held in Washington in December 2002. The papers discuss a number of case studies and papers which consider disaster risk reduction strategies designed to enable local communities and authorities in developing countries to be better prepared to protect their lives, homes, livelihoods and assets in an emergency situation.

Living Shorelines

Living Shorelines

The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection

  • Author: Donna Marie Bilkovic,Molly M. Mitchell,Megan K. La Peyre,Jason D. Toft
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351647504
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 519
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Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in the design and implementation of living shorelines. This volume provides a background and history of living shorelines, understandings on management, policy, and project designs, technical synthesis of the science related to living shorelines including insights from new studies, and the identification of research needs, lessons learned, and perspectives on future guidance. International perspectives are presented from leading researchers and managers in the East, West and Gulf coasts of the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia that are working on natural approaches to shoreline management. The broad geographic scope and interdisciplinary nature of contributing authors will help to facilitate dialogue and transfer knowledge among different disciplines and across different regions. This book will provide coastal communities with the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary to implement effective shoreline management that enhances ecosystem services and coastal resilience now and into the future.

Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-level Rise

Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-level Rise

A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Author: James G. Titus,K. Eric Anderson,Climate Change Science Program (U.S.),National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Global Change Research,United States. Environmental Protection Agency,Geological Survey (U.S.),United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,United States. Dept. of Transportation
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160830860
  • Category:
  • Page: 784
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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: 26
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BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The valley of the frozen Obi approaches it in extent; that of La Plata comes next in space, and probably in habitable capacity, having about eight-ninths of its area; then comes that of the Yenisei, with about seven-ninths; the Lena, Amoor, Hoang-ho, Yang-tse-kiang, and Nile, five-ninths; the Ganges, less than one-half; the Indus, less than one-third; the Euphrates, one-fifth; the Rhine, one-fifteenth. It exceeds in extent the whole of Europe, exclusive of Russia, Norway, and Sweden. IT WOULD CONTAIN AUSTRIA FOUR TIMES, GERMANY OR SPAIN FIVE TIMES, FRANCE SIX TIMES, THE BRITISH ISLANDS OR ITALY TEN TIMES. Conceptions formed from the river-basins of Western Europe are rudely shocked when we consider the extent of the valley of the Mississippi; nor are those formed from the sterile basins of the great rivers of Siberia, the lofty plateaus of Central Asia, or the mighty sweep of the swampy Amazon more adequate. Latitude, elevation, and rainfall all combine to render every part of the Mississippi Valley capable of supporting a dense population. AS A DWELLING-PLACE FOR CIVILIZED MAN IT IS BY FAR THE FIRST UPON OUR GLOBE.

Mangroves of Western and Central Africa

Mangroves of Western and Central Africa

  • Author: Emily Corcoran,Corinna Ravilious,Mike Skuja
  • Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
  • ISBN: 9789280727920
  • Category: Habitat (Ecology)
  • Page: 88
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Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World

Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World

Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation

  • Author: Colin Levings
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774831766
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 388
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Biologists have long marvelled at how anadromous salmonids -- fish that pass from rivers into oceans and back again -- survive as they migrate between these two very different environments. Yet, relatively little is understood about what happens to salmonids in the estuaries where they make this transition from fresh to salt water. This book distills the current knowledge of how eighteen salmonid species around the world (including salmon, steelhead, char, and trout) are adapted to estuaries. It discusses why the waters where rivers and oceans meet are critical to salmonid survival as well as how these vital habitats can be preserved and recovered.

Strengthening Resilience in Post-Disaster Situations

Strengthening Resilience in Post-Disaster Situations

Stories, Experience and Lessons from South Asia

  • Author: Julian Gonsalves,Priyanka Mohan
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 8171889042
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 799
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To mitigate, develop, and improve the lives of those vulnerable to intense natural disasters, climate change, and food insecurity, many agencies are funding and implementing diverse activities from reconstruction to rehabilitation, and this book presents the lessons and impacts from a collection of these projects. It describes concepts, strategies, processes, and tools in such a way that they can be easily replicated and shared with a wider audience. This study explains that mid- to long-term interventions, strategies, and practical approaches in particular are being designed and adopted to build the resilience of the poor. It describes valuable practical experiences and lessons from the field, capturing a range of interventions from implementing agencies involved in post-disaster rehabilitation. It is comprised of 79 papers grouped into four sections: coastal threats and challenges in South Asia; disaster risk reduction and the combining of resilience, mitigation, and adaptation; pathways for building the capacity of vulnerable communities to withstand and rebuild from natural disasters; and real-life postdisaster rehabilitation and resilience-building projects that have led to positive change at the community level. This is an exceptional resource for anyone concerned with disaster management and rehabilitation work, including students, researchers, policymakers, and members of nongovernmental organizations.

Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate

Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate

  • Author: Barbara Zanuttigh,Robert J. Nicholls,Jean-Paul Vanderlinden,Richard C. Thompson,Hans Falk Burcharth
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0123973317
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 670
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Existing coastal management and defense approaches are not well suited to meet the challenges of climate change and related uncertanities. Professionals in this field need a more dynamic, systematic and multidisciplinary approach. Written by an international group of experts, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate provides innovative, multidisciplinary best practices for mitigating the effects of climate change on coastal structures. Based on the Theseus program, the book includes eight study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most vulnerable coastal environments such as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas are located. Integrated risk assessment tools for considering the effects of climate change and related uncertainties Presents latest insights on coastal engineering defenses Provides integrated guidelines for setting up optimal mitigation measures Provides directly applicable tools for the design of mitigation measures Highlights socio-economic perspectives in coastal mitigation

The Lost World of Old Europe

The Lost World of Old Europe

The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC

  • Author: David W. Anthony
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691143880
  • Category: History
  • Page: 254
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In the prehistoric Copper Age, long before cities, writing, or the invention of the wheel, Old Europe was among the most culturally rich regions in the world. Its inhabitants lived in prosperous agricultural towns. The ubiquitous goddess figurines found in their houses and shrines have triggered intense debates about women's roles. The Lost World of Old Europe is the accompanying catalog for an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. This superb volume features essays by leading archaeologists as well as breathtaking color photographs cataloguing the objects, some illustrated here for the first time. The heart of Old Europe was in the lower Danube valley, in contemporary Bulgaria and Romania. Old European coppersmiths were the most advanced metal artisans in the world. Their intense interest in acquiring copper, Aegean shells, and other rare valuables gave rise to far-reaching trading networks. In their graves, the bodies of Old European chieftains were adorned with pounds of gold and copper ornaments. Their funerals were without parallel in the Near East or Egypt. The exhibition represents the first time these rare objects have appeared in the United States. An unparalleled introduction to Old Europe's cultural, technological, and artistic legacy, The Lost World of Old Europe includes essays by Douglass Bailey, John Chapman, Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici, Ioan Opris and Catalin Bem, Ernst Pernicka, Dragomir Nicolae Popovici, Michel Séfériadès, and Vladimir Slavchev.

Introduction to Coastal Dynamics and Shoreline Protection

Introduction to Coastal Dynamics and Shoreline Protection

  • Author: G. Benassai
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1845640543
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 331
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"Provides an integrated approach to coastal dynamics and shoreline protection, aided by the use of specific case studies" -- Back cover.

Frontiers in Urban Water Management

Frontiers in Urban Water Management

Deadlock Or Hope

  • Author: ?edo Maksimovi?,Cedo Maksimovic,José Alberto Tejada-Guibert
  • Publisher: IWA Publishing
  • ISBN: 1900222760
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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The book presents the state-of-the art in urban wa

Land-ocean Interaction

Land-ocean Interaction

Measuring and Modelling Fluxes from River Basins to Coastal Seas

  • Author: David A. Huntley,Graham Leeks,D. E. Walling
  • Publisher: IWA Publishing
  • ISBN: 1900222108
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 286
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Summaries of the major findings of the Rivers, Est

Cities and Flooding

Cities and Flooding

A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century

  • Author: Abhas K. Jha,Robin Bloch,Jessica Lamond
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821394770
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 632
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Urban flooding is an increasing challenge today to the expanding cities and towns of developing countries. This Handbook is a state-of-the art, user-friendly operational guide that shows decision makers and specialists how to effectively manage the risk of floods in rapidly urbanizing settings--and within the context of a changing climate.