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Water, megacities and global change

Source(s):  Arceau Île-de-France - Association Recherche Collectivités dans le domaine de l'EAU
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters (UNESCO)

This overview of 15 emblematic cities, co-edited by UNESCO and ARCEAU-IdF, is simultaneously the result of concrete scientific presentations and a call for general mobilisation to devise the sustainable urban policies the world needs. This book marks an important phase in the creation of an alliance of megacities focused on water-related issues in the face of climate change.

The publication discusses the following themes, regarding vulnerability to climate change, and provides solutions from case-studies:

  • adapting to the risk of flooding (p. 24);
  • adapting to the risk of drought (p. 25-26);
  • adapting to other risks (p. 26-27);
  • gender equality and climate change adaptation (p. 30-33).

This publication is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO licence.



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  • Water, megacities and global change
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Lossouarn, C.;Pangar, V.; Fenghua, S.; Lentini, E.J.; Loftus, T.; Dickinson, M.A.; Ngoc, T.D.T.; Perset, M.; Strady, E.; Phan, T.S.H.; Vachaud, G.; Quertamp, F.; Gratiot, N.; Ozturk, I.; Altay, D.A.; Oteri, A.; Ayeni, R.A.; Parker, J.; Hagekhalil, A.; Wie
  • Number of pages 93 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9789231001611

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