Thursday, October 20, 2011
PUBLICATION: Converging Currents in Climate-Relevant Conservation: Water, Infrastructure, and Institutions
A group of researchers with Conservation International and WWF have co-authored a paper in PLoS Biology focusing on the water-related threats and opportunities presented by climate change to the development and conservation communities. The authors suggest that the climate change impacts on long-lived water infrastructure for energy production, agriculture, transportation, and supply and sanitation demand a much higher level of coordination between economists, engineers, and ecologists in order to achieve a viable vision of sustainable development and green economies over the coming century. The authors also propose a methodology for integrating effective climate adaptation into long-term water resource management and conservation.
The video below is a presentation on the topic. The paper is available for download here.