Environmental threats, vulnerability, and adaptation: case studies from India

  • Author(s): TERI
  • Size: 140 mm x 210 mm
  • Pages: 266
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 350 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179930427
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.400.00 / US $24.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 360.00 / US $22.00

Book Details

Human vulnerability can stem from both natural and human-induced environmental threats. The latter, manifested through pollution of water resources, unsustainable agricultural policies and practices, industrial pollution, land-use change and degradation, and the former, manifested through floods, droughts, and cyclones, bring to the fore issues related to human vulnerability and coping capacities. Insights from engaging with these issues can be used as lessons for strengthening adaptation responses to climate change. This book is a compilation of working papers focusing on vulnerability and adaptation responses, authored by researchers of The Energy and Resources Institute. It presents an overview of the key environmental challenges that face the developing countries, discusses it through case studies from India, and outlines existing adaptation approaches.

Table of Contents


    Section 1: Issues

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Environmental vulnerability: the climate change and sustainable development context
    Preety Bhandari

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Poverty and vulnerability: linking environmental and socio-economic dimensions of adaptation
    Ulka Kelkar

    Section 2: Approaches

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)An approach to assessing vulnerability and coping strategies
    Ligia Noronha

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)GIS application in mapping vulnerability to multiple stressors for the agricultural sector in India
    Suruchi Bhadwal, Akram Javed, and Ulka Kelkar

    Section 3: Learning from case studies

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Impact of climate change on hydrology for better decision-making at a river basin level in India: a case study
    Kapil K Narula and Suruchi Bhadwal

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Vulnerability to water-related stress: case studies in rural India
    Rekha Krishnan, Suruchi Bhadwal, Akram Javed, Shaleen Singhal, and S Sreekesh

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Mediating scarcity by design: water rights and legal pluralism in protective irrigation
    Vishal Narain

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Water scarcity and institutional adaptation: lessons from four case studies
    Vishal Narain

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Relative vulnerability of districts to a potential sealevel rise along the coastline of India
    Ligia Noronha, B S Choudri, and K S Nairy

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Impact of sea-level rise on salt-water intrusion in Goa
    Ligia Noronha, A G Chachadi, and B S Choudri

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)The rising seas: need for a longer-term perspective in coastal planning and adaptation for developing countries
    Ligia Noronha

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Potential impact of climate change on forests: a case study in Uttaranchal
    Varghese Paul, T P Singh, and Arundhati Das

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Joint forest management in Haryana: interventions and socio-economic impacts
    Sumana Datta, Chetan Kumar, and Varghese Paul

    Section 4: An approach to vulnerability reduction

    sqb.gif (46 bytes)Towards a new paradigm of poverty alleviation and vulnerability reduction
    R K Pachauri



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