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Climate change and socio-hydrological dynamics: Adaptation and feedbacks

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dc.contributor.author WOYESSA, YALI E.
dc.contributor.other World Scientific Publishing Company
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-14T14:21:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-14T14:21:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1680-7340
dc.identifier.issn 1680-7359
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/687
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract A functioning ecological system results in ecosystem goods and services which are of direct value to human beings. Ecosystem services are the conditions and processes which sustain and fulfil human life, and maintain biodiversity and the production of ecosystem goods. However, human actions affect ecological systems and the services they provide through various activities, such as land use, water use, pollution and climate change. Climate change is perhaps one of the most important sustainable development challenges that threatens to undo many of the development efforts being made to reach the targets set for the Millennium Development Goals. Understanding the provision of ecosystem services and how they change under different scenarios of climate and biophysical conditions could assist in bringing the issue of ecosystem services into decision making process. Similarly, the impacts of land use change on ecosystems and biodiversity have received considerable attention from ecologists and hydrologists alike. Land use change in a catchment can impact on water supply by altering hydrological processes, such as infiltration, groundwater recharge, base flow and direct runoff. In the past a variety of models were used for predicting landuse changes. Recently, the focus has shifted away from using mathematically oriented models to agent-based modeling (ABM) approach to simulate land use scenarios. The agent-based perspective, with regard to land-use cover change, is centered on the general nature and rules of land-use decision making by individuals. A conceptual framework is developed to investigate the possibility of incorporating the human dimension of land use decision and climate change model into a hydrological model in order to assess the impact of future land use scenario and climate change on the ecological system in general and water resources in particular. Climate change and socio-hydrological dynamics: Adaptation and feedbacks (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260024549_Climate_change_and_socio-hydrological_dynamics_Adaptation_and_feedbacks [accessed Jan 14, 2016]. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher World Scientific Publishing Company: Advances in Geosciences
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Geosciences;Vol. 29
dc.title Climate change and socio-hydrological dynamics: Adaptation and feedbacks en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Advances in Geosciences

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