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Climate, Water, Development: Asia Adapts through New Approaches and Investments

dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:15:35Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:15:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3477
dc.description.abstractClimate change is not just an environmental issue; and responding to climate change is not just about turning to more efficient energy technologies. Climate change is also an economic issue and the poverty-stricken Asia and Pacific region must learn to cope with it now and prepare for a future of more change. The Asia and Pacific region’s water sector feels the impact of climate change in both environmental and economic ways. The subtle and significant evidences of climate change—such as mere variances in the frequency of rains to the onslaught of torrential rains, flash floods, and rising sea levels—demonstrate water’s force on the landscape and on people’s lives. Climate change affects the quality and availability of water supply from both ground and surface sources, which are the very lifeline to economic productivity of households, industries, and entire cities. When the climate acts up, the inconsistency in water supplies brings more economic uncertainty in the Asia and Pacific region.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleClimate, Water, Development: Asia Adapts through New Approaches and Investments
dc.typeBriefs
dc.subject.expertClimate
dc.subject.expertClimate change
dc.subject.expertSurface Water
dc.subject.expertWater
dc.subject.expertWater Supply
dc.subject.expertClimate impacts assessment
dc.subject.expertCoastal Waters
dc.subject.expertWater Tables
dc.subject.expertWater Infrastructure
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbClimatic change
dc.subject.adbClimatic influence
dc.subject.adbGreenhouse effect
dc.subject.adbInvestment analysis
dc.subject.adbHydrography
dc.subject.adbHydrogeology
dc.subject.naturalAdaptation
dc.subject.naturalInvestment
dc.subject.naturalDrainage systems
dc.subject.naturalFinance
dc.subject.naturalCooperation
dc.subject.naturalClimate change mitigation
dc.subject.naturalFloods
dc.subject.naturalSea water
dc.subject.naturalSeas
dc.subject.naturalGlobal warming
dc.subject.naturalClimatic factor
dc.title.seriesWater for All Water Briefs
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeClimate
oar.themeWater
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-003707
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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