Adaptation and resilience : the economics of climate, water, and energy challenges in the American Southwest / edited by Bonnie G. Colby and George B. Frisvold

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Subjects: Water resources development--Environmental aspects--Southwestern States
Water-supply--Southwestern States--Management
Climatic changes--Southwestern States
Water-supply--Economic aspects--Southwestern States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011
Series: The RFF Press water policy series
RFF Press water policy series
LC Classification: H, HD
Additional Authors: Colby, Bonnie G
Frisvold, George B
Notes: LCCN: 2010035305
ISBN: 9781933115931 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1933115939 (hardback : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: List of Figures -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1. The Climate-Water-Energy Nexus in the Arid Southwest / Bonnie G. Colby, George B. Frisvold -- Part I. Voluntary Water Transfers as Adaptation Mechanisms -- 2. Temporary Water Transactions and Climate Change Adaptation / Bonnie G. Colby, Elizabeth Basta, Katie Adams -- 3. Applying Bargaining Theory to Western Water Transfers / George B. Frisvold, Kyle J. Emerick -- 4. Economic Tools for Climate Adaptation: Informing Water Price Negotiations / Bonnie G. Colby, Lana Jones, Katie Adams -- Part II. Sector Impacts of Climate Change -- 5. Water Shortages in the Southern Mountain States: Economic Impacts on Agriculture / George B. Frisvold, Kazim Konyar -- 6. Climate, Water Availability, Energy Costs, and National Park Visitation / George B. Frisvold, Xudong Ma, Srinivasa Ponnaluru -- 7. Climate, Changing Snowpack, and the Future of Winter Recreation / Rosalind H. Bark, Bonnie G. Colby -- Part III. Information, Technology, and Adaptation -- 8. Irrigator Demand for Information, Management Practices, and Water Conservation Program Participation: The Role of Farm Size / George B. Frisvold, Shailaja Deva -- 9. Irrigation Technology Choice: The Role of Climate, Farm Size, Energy Costs, and Soils / George B. Frisvold, Shailaja Deva -- 10. Using Climate Information to Improve Electric Utility Load Forecasting / Bonnie G. Colby, Paulo Tanimoto -- 11. Use of Climate and Weather Information in Agricultural Decisionmaking / George B. Frisvold, Anand Murugesan -- Part IV. Conclusion -- 12. Modes of Adaptation and Regional Resilience to Climate Change / Bonnie G. Colby, George B. Frisvold -- Index
Summary: In America's arid Southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protection. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and policymakers in the arid Southwest. It provides valuable tools for those interested in resource management and climate change, as well as readers seeking to understand how economic methods can be used to analyze contemporary social problems and craft appropriate responses. The book considers both adaptation to long-term climate change and more immediate issues of water and electricity management in the face of interannual climate variability and drought-providing useful lessons for the region's most pressing resource management problems
Physical Description: xxiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 660087856
ISBN/ISSN: 9781933115931

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