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TitleManaging climate extremes and disasters in the water sector : lessons from the IPCC SREX Report
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBack, E., Cameron, C., Norrington-Davies, G., Mitchell, T.
Pagination30 p.; ill.; tab.; fig.
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherThe Climate and Development Knowledge Network, CDKN
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISSN Number9781907288890
Keywordsclimate change, disasters, environmental management, water resources management, water supply, water supply services
Abstract

This thematic brief summarises the key findings of the SREX report relevant to water resources and water management. The Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) was commissioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The brief includes material directly taken from the SREX report but it also presents synthesis messages that are the views of the authors of this brief and do not necessarily those of the IPCC.

Aimed primarily at water sector policy-makers and planners, the brief discusses three main questions:

  1. Why are extreme events a critical issue for water management?
  2. How is the water sector affected by the risk and impact of extreme events?
  3. What actions can be taken to manage these risks?
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