Climate and Water

Transboundary Challenges in the Americas

  • Henry F. Diaz
  • Barbara J. Morehouse

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Water Policy, Institutions, and Society

  3. Climate, Hydrology, and Ecosystem Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Henry F. Diaz
      Pages 221-235
    3. Daniel R. Cayan, Michael D. Dettinger, Kelly T. Redmond, Gregory J. McCabe, Noah Knowles, David H. Peterson
      Pages 237-262
    4. Andrew C. Comrie
      Pages 291-316
    5. Jorge A. Amador, Rafael E. Chacón, Sadí Laporte
      Pages 317-349

About this book


Climate and Water: Transboundary Challenges in the Americas explores some of the ways that climate, hydrology, and water resource management converge at the borders between jurisdictions and countries in the western Hemisphere. This book is unique in focusing on case studies of climate-hydrology-water resource management in diverse contexts in South, Central, and North America. This book is singular in highlighting important problems arising from the very existence of boundaries drawn and defined by society. Addressing such problems takes on increasing urgency as the world becomes ever more inter connected and interdependent.

Target groups for this book include water resource managers and decision makers at levels from the international to the local; scientists involved in interdisciplinary studies of basic and applied climatology, hydrology, and environmental studies; and readers specializing in institutional analyses, including transboundary water law, policy analysis, and risk assessment. This book is also a useful text for college classes addressing natural resources management in general, and the transfer of scientific knowledge to society.


Climatology Southern Oscillation climate change development ecosystem hydrology organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry F. Diaz
    • 1
  • Barbara J. Morehouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate Diagnostics Center, Oceanic and Atmospheric ResearchNOAABoulderUSA
  2. 2.Institute for the Study of Planet EarthUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6386-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1250-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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