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Title Vulnerability and adaptation to drought : the Canadian prairies and South America / edited by Harry Diaz, Margot Hurlbert, and Jim Warren
Published Calgary, Alberta : University of Calgary Press, [2016]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 376 pages) : illustrations, colour maps
Series Energy, ecology, and the environment series, 1919-7144 ; no. 9
Energy, ecology, and the environment series ; no. 9. 1919-7144
Contents Introduction / Harry Diaz, Margot Hurlbert, and Jim Warren -- PART 1: FRAMING THE BOOK. Chapter 1: Drought and Vulnerability: A Conceptual Approach / Johanna Wandel, Harry Diaz, Jim Warren, Monica Hadarits, Margot Hurlbert, and Jeremy Pittman
PART 2: PAST AND FUTURE DROUGHT: LESSONS FROM CLIMATE SCIENCE. Chapter 2: Canadian Prairies Drought from a Paleoclimate Perspective / David Sauchyn and Samantha Kerr -- Chapter 3: Future Possible Droughts / Elaine Wheaton, David Sauchyn, and Barrie Bonsal
PART 3: DEALING WITH PRAIRIE DROUGHTS: CRISES AND ADAPTIVE RESPONSES. Chapter 4: The Impacts of the 2001-2 Drought in Rural Alberta and Saskatchewan, and Canada / Suren Kulshreshtha, Elaine Wheaton and Virginia Wittrock -- Chapter 5: The "Min Till" Revolution and the Culture of Innovation / Jim Warren -- Chapter 6: The Troubled State of Irrigation in Southwestern Saskatchewan: The Effects of Climate Variability and Government Offloading on a Vulnerable Community / Jim Warren -- Chapter 7: Gendering Change: Canadian Farm Women Respond to Drought / Amber J. Fletcher and Erin Knuttila
PART 4: GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS FOR PRAIRIE DROUGHT AND WATER MANAGEMENT. Chapter 8: Drought and Public Policy in the Palliser Triangle: The Historical Perspective / Gregory P. Marchildon -- Chapter 9: The Governance of Droughts / Margot Hurlbert -- Chapter 10: Water Governance in the Prairie Provinces / Margot Hurlbert
PART 5: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DROUGHT. Chapter 11: Values Analysis as a Decision Support Tool to Manage Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought / Darrell R. Corkal, Bruce Morito, and Alejandro Rojas -- Chapter 12: Bridging Knowledge Systems for Drought Preparedness: A Case Study from the Swift Current Creek Watershed (Canada) / Jeremy Pittman, Darrell R. Corkal, Monica Hadarits, om Harrison, Margot Hurlbert, and Arlene Unvoas
PART 6: LEARNING FROM OTHER EXPERIENCES. Chapter 13: Drought Risks and Opportunities in the Chilean Grape and Wine Industry: A Case Study of the Maule Region / Monica Hadarits, Paula Santibáñez, and Jeremy Pittman -- Chapter 14: Drought in the Oasis of Central Western Argentina / Elma Montaña and José Armando Boninsegna
Summary "Although there is considerable historical literature describing the social and economic impact of drought on the prairies in the 1930s, little has been written about the challenges presented by drought in more contemporary times. The drought of 2001-02 was, for example, the most recent large-area, intense, and prolonged drought in Canada and one of Canada's most costly natural disasters in a century. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought describes the impacts of droughts and the adaptations made in prairie agriculture over recent decades. These adaptations have enhanced the capacity of rural communities to withstand drought. However, despite the high levels of technical adaptation that have occurred, and the existing human capital and vibrant social and information networks, agricultural producers in the prairie region remain vulnerable to severe droughts that last more than a couple of years. Research findings and projections suggest that droughts could become more frequent, more severe, and of longer duration in the region over the course of the 21st century. This book provides insights into the conditions generating these challenges and the measures required to reduce vulnerability of prairie communities to them. Developing greater understanding of the social forces and conditions that have contributed to enhanced resilience, as well as those which detract from successful adaptation, is a principal theme of the book. To that end, the book examines drought through an interdisciplinary lens encompassing climate science and the social sciences. Two of the chapters are based on the drought experiences of other countries in order to provide a comparative assessment."-- Provided by publisher
Notes PART 7: CONCLUDING REMARKS. Conclusion / Margot Hurlbert, Harry Diaz, and Jim Warren
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-348) and index
Subject Drought management -- Prairie Provinces.
Drought management -- South America.
Droughts -- Prairie Provinces.
Droughts -- South America.
Form Electronic book
Author Diaz, Harry P., author, editor
Hurlbert, Margot Ann, 1964- author, editor
Warren, Jim W. (Jim William), author, editor
ISBN 1552388212 (electronic bk.)
9781552388211 (electronic bk.)