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Antarctic Climate History and Global Climate Changes  

Pontus Lurcock and Fabio Florindo

Antarctic climate changes have been reconstructed from ice and sediment cores and numerical models (which also predict future changes). Major ice sheets first appeared 34 million years ago ... More

Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events: What Are We Doing About It?  

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo, and Julio Salcedo Castro

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other ... More

Farmer-led Water User Associations in Agricultural Water Management  

Rami Zurayk and Azza Dirar

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May 2018
Since agriculture consumes the largest share of the world’s water, farmers undoubtedly play an instrumental role in the management of this precious resource. As such, various policy ... More

Food and Water Management in Northwest Africa  

Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, and Abdelkader Hamdane

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May 2018
Northwest African countries (NA) consume 70 percent of their renewable water resources, and groundwater overdraft has become a major problem. Blue water irrigation represents 17 percent of ... More

Food and Water Management in Southern Africa  

Peter Johnston and Arthur Chapman

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May 2018
Irrigation is a critical input for raising food production in southern Africa, parts of which are food-insecure, especially as a result of low levels of technology employed, low ... More

Food and Water Security in the Mediterranean Basin  

Michel Petit and Philippe de Grusse

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Jul 2018
The food and water challenges to be faced in the Mediterranean Basin, particularly those on the southern and eastern shores, are daunting. They form a complex nexus of problems and require ... More

Food and Water Security in West Asia  

Eckart Woertz

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May 2018
West Asia is one of the most water-scarce regions of the world and one of its foremost importers of virtual water despite sustained efforts at self-sufficiency, especially in cereal ... More

Food, Water and Society: An Analytical Framework  

Brendan Bromwich, Tony Allan, Tony Colman, and Martin Keulertz

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May 2018
Society’s greatest use of water is in food production, a fact that puts farmers centre stage in global environmental management. Management of food value chains, however, is not well set ... More

Global food Trade and Local Water Resources: Can We Bridge the Regulatory Gap?  

Arjen Hoekstra

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May 2018
Given that food production requires a lot of water, more than any other economic sector, one would expect that the world’s food production concentrates in places where water is relatively ... More

Green Water and Food Security  

Garrison Sposito

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May 2018
Green water is defined as the water in soil that is potentially available to plants for uptake and subsequent transpiration. Despite the fact that crop biomass is directly related to ... More

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