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Rainwater Harvesting as an Effective Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in Rural and Urban Settings

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Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Abstract

Human societies are known for their resilience and ability to adapt to short- and long-term environmental change. Despite their pragmatism and adaptability, humans could be forced to move and/or seek better conditions for survival, especially when climate change and water availability are at issue. This chapter provides case studies on easy-to-adopt rainwater harvesting applications as effective climate change adaptation strategies in rural and urban settings to increase human resiliency.

Keywords

Rainwater harvesting Climate change adaptation Urban and rural settings 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographySouthern Connecticut State UniversityNew HavenUSA

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