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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

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...

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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

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...

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Farmer-led Water User Associations in Agricultural Water Management

Rami Zurayk and Azza Dirar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 11774 words.

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...

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Food and Water Management in Northwest Africa

Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed and Abdelkader Hamdane.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7720 words.

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...

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Food and Water Management in Southern Africa

Peter Johnston and Arthur Chapman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 9959 words.

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 investments...

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Food and Water Security in the Mediterranean Basin

Michel Petit and Philippe de Grusse.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 8109 words.

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...

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Food and Water Security in West Asia

Eckart Woertz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 6613 words.

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...

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Food, Water and Society

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

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 9441 words.

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 up...

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Global food Trade and Local Water Resources

Arjen Hoekstra.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 8864 words.

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...

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Green Water and Food Security

Garrison Sposito.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7063 words.

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...

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