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Towards An Interdisciplinary Integrated Approach Of Hydrological Risk And Vulnerability Assessment For Andean Socio-ecosystems

Congress: 2015
Author(s): Vladimir Gil Ramón (Lima, Peru)


Keyword(s): Sub-theme 11: Key vulnerabilities and security risks,
Abstract

As environmental risks related to hydrological supply increasingly means higher potential dangers to vulnerable populations with increasing water demands, different types of scientific approaches are claimed as useful for adaptation alternatives. Nevertheless, the exchange between cultural, local, and indigenous knowledge interacting with different arrays of scientific information has not been as fluid as intended. Based on two on-going interdisciplinary applied and collaborative projects in the Andean region, the paper analyzes lessons from comparative frameworks for disaster and socio-environmental conflict prevention, dealing with water issues related to extractive industries' environmental degradation and climate change risks. The examination of these applied research experiences shapes the discussion of ways in which collaborations between natural and social scientists could promote the advancement of bio-social frameworks, while promoting sounded adaptive alternatives for marginalized populations, thereby improving the placement of socio-environmental work beyond the expected field boundaries. 1. Adger, W. N. (2001). "Scales of governance and environmental justice for adaptation and mitigation of climate change." Journal of International Development 13(7): 921-931. 2. Adger, W. N. (2003). "Social Capital, Collective Action, and Adaptation to Climate Change." Economic Geography 79(4): 387-404. 3. Adger, W. N., et al., Eds. (2009). Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance, Cambridge University Press. 4. Brooks, N. and W. N. Adger (2003). Country level risk measures of climate-related natural disasters and implications for adaptation to climate change. Norwich (UK), Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research: 30. 5. Brooks, N., et al. (2005). "The determinants of vulnerability and adaptive capacity at the national level and the implications for adaptation." Global Environmental Change Part A 15(2): 151-163. 6. Cassandra, B. (2008). "Conservation and Adaptation to Climate Change." Conservation Biology 22(6): 1471-1476. 7. Ford, J. D., et al. (2010). "Case study and analogue methodologies in climate change vulnerability research." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1(3): 374-392. 8. FÌssel, H.-M. (2007). "Vulnerability: A generally applicable conceptual framework for climate change research." Global Environmental Change 17(2): 155-167. 9. Grothmann, T. and A. Patt (2005). "Adaptive capacity and human cognition: The process of individual adaptation to climate change." Global Environmental Change Part A 15(3): 199-213. 10. Howden, S. M., et al. (2007). "Adapting agriculture to climate change." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(50): 19691-19696. 11. Jon, B. (2008). "Teaching and Learning Guide for: The Geopolitics of Climate Change." Geography Compass 2(5): 1736-1740. 12. Kirstin, D. and C. Gregory (2007). "Climate Science and Decision Making." Geography Compass 1(3): 302-324. 13. Mark, D., et al. (2009). "Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection: Complementary Roles in Agriculture and Rural Growth?" IDS Working Papers 2009(320): 01-37. 14. Mcleman, R. and S. Barry (2006). "Vulnerability to climate change hazards and risks: crop and flood insurance." Canadian Geographer/Le Gégraphe canadien 50(2): 217-226. 15. Scherm, H., et al. (2000). "Global networking for assessment of impacts of global change on plant pests." Environmental Pollution 108(3): 333-341. 16. Smit, B. and J. Wandel (2006). "Adaptation, adaptive capacity and vulnerability." Global Environmental Change 16(3): 282-292. 17. van Aalst, M. K., et al. (2008). "Community level adaptation to climate change: The potential role of participatory community risk assessment." Global Environmental Change 18(1): 165-179. 18. W. Neil, A. (2006). "Vulnerability." Global Environmental Change 16(3): 268-281. 19. Wilby, R. L., et al. (2009). "A review of climate risk information for adaptation and development planning." international Journal of Climatology 29(9): 1193-1215.

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