Climate Resilient Water Resources Management

  • Robert C. Brears

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 1-3
  3. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 5-14
  4. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 15-30
  5. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 113-115
  6. Robert C. Brears
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-119

About this book


The effects of climate change are beginning to impact water quantity and water quality across the globe. However, there is no single action or strategy that any government can implement to ensure a community is resilient to climate change-related extreme weather events while also protecting the natural system. Instead, Robert Brears argues, climate resilient water resources management requires integrated, forward-thinking policies that are not only adaptable to changing climatic conditions but also seek to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner while ensuring the continued health of their ecosystems. This book addresses how several levels of government in different geographical locations, with varying climates, incomes, and lifestyles, have implemented a variety of policies and technologies to ensure communities are resilient to climatic risks, and how these policies preserve and enhance the natural system and its associated ecosystem’s health.


climate resilience water resources management climate adaptation climate resilient communities Integrated Water Resources Management demand management water governance transformative water security Ecosystem Services Social-Hydrological System transboundary water governance sanitation resiliency sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
    • 1
  1. 1.Our Future WaterChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78895-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78896-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8124
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-8132
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