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Legal Methods of Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Chinese Water Management


ISBN13: 9789811004025
Published: February 2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £97.00



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This book addresses why, whether and how the existing legal framework on water management in China could make climate change adaptation a mainstream issue. The book uses a table to illustrate the distinctions and similarities between IWRM and water-centered adaptation to analyze the possibilities of mainstreaming adaptation.

The new water-planning processes and EIA are also illustrated in the form of figures showing the differences after factoring in adaptation considerations. Interviews with water managers to obtain their perception and attitudes towards climate change adaptation offer new perspectives for readers. The adaptation- mainstreaming approach, which finds a way to balance various interests and tasks, will arouse the interests of those readers who argue that climate change is only one of the issues challenging water management, and that poverty reduction, environmental protection and living standard improvement are even more important.

Readers will also be interested to discover that the adaptation mainstreaming approach could be applied in water management institutions such as water planning and EIA. In addition, the book offers a clear explanation of the challenges of adaptation to the existing water-related legal framework from a theoretical perspective, and provides theoretical and practical recommendations.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , China
Contents:
Introduction.
Legal Methods towards Water Sustainability.
Legal Methods of Water-related Climate Change Adaptation.
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the IWRM.
Setting the Legal and Institutional Environment.
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