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Title Planning to cope with tropical and subtropical climate change / Maurizio Tiepolo, Enrico Ponte, Elena Cristofori (Eds.) ; managing editor, Jan Barabach ; language editor, Cindy Bongard.

Published Warsaw : De Gruyter Open, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series De Gruyter Open Access eBooks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Planning the Adaptation to Climate Change in Cities: an Introduction -- 2. Climate Change Characterisation and Planning in Large Tropical and Subtropical Cities -- 3. Extreme Events Assessment Methodology as a Tool for Engineering Adaptation Measures – Case Study of North Coast of São Paulo State (SP), Brazil -- 4. Vulnerability and Resilience to Drought in the Chaco, Paraguay -- 5. Characterization of Flood Hazard at a Municipal Level. A Case Study in Tillabéri Region, Niger -- 6. Sensitivity of Dar Es Salaam Coastal Aquifer to Climate Change with Regard to Seawater Intrusion and Groundwater Availability -- 7. Impact of the Construction of an Offshore Highway on the Sea-Spray Dynamics in La Reunion Island -- 8. Early Warning Systems & Geomatics: Value-added Information in the Absence of High Resolution Data -- 9. Planning the Adaptation of Coastal Cities to Climate Change: a Review of 14 Pilot Projects -- 10. National and Local Contingency Planning: a Comparative Analysis of Plans in Africa and Latin America -- 11. Measures of Adaptation and Community-based Water Management in Mékhé, Senegal -- 12. Flood Risk Preliminary Mapping in Niamey, Niger -- 13. Flood Risk Assessment at Municipal Level in the Tillabéri Region, Niger -- 14. Drought Risk in the Tillabery Region, Niger -- 15. Climate Change Adaptation Through Urban Planning: a Proposed Approach for Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania -- 16. Climate Change Adaptation in Dar es Salaam: Local Government Opinions and Proposed Interventions -- 17. Household Level Vulnerability to Climate Change in Nepal – A Comparison of a Semi-urban and a Rural Village Development Committee -- 18. Weather Observation Network and Climate Change Monitoring in Catalonia, Spain -- 19. Assessing flood risk in Zurich, Switzerland: the KR-RRA approach -- 20. Flood Risk Assessment and Quantification in the Piedmont Region, Italy -- 21. Conclusion
Summary Subtropical and tropical medium-large size cities are rarely provided with climate plans. Too often these plans are of low quality. This book provides examples to increase the quality of climate planning through climate change caracterization, risk analysis and evaluation, adaptation mainstreaming and vulnerability identification.
Other author Tiepolo, Maurizio, editor.
Ponte, Enrico, editor.
Cristofori, Elena, editor.
Barabach, Jan, editor.
Bongard, Cindy, editor.
De Gruyter Online issuing body.
Subject Climatic changes -- Tropics.
Climate change mitigation -- Tropics.
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Tropics.
Hydrometeorology -- Tropics.
Water security -- Tropics.
ISBN 9783110480788 (hd. bd.)
3110480786 (hd. bd.)