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Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities: by Silvia Macchi, Maurizio Tiepolo

By Silvia Macchi, Maurizio Tiepolo

In fresh many years, severe rains and drought have struck city areas in Africa like by no means prior to. however, constrained details is offered on which to base improvement of early caution platforms, id of high-risk zones and formula of neighborhood motion plans. This ebook is set easy methods to construct the data worthy for making plans model to weather switch in Sub-Saharan towns. It brings jointly classes discovered from overseas improvement activities carried out by way of a few students in disciplines starting from meteorology and hydrogeology to city making plans and environmental administration. chosen how you can investigate the affects of utmost climate and ecological pressure are awarded in addition to attainable techniques to enhance the adaptive skill of Sub-Saharan towns via institutional measures on the neighborhood govt point. The booklet is addressed to graduate scholars, researchers and practitioners attracted to improving their wisdom and talents for you to combine weather turn out to be utilized learn and improvement tasks in city Africa.

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Presented below are our attempts to go beyond the limits of the field of environmental engineering, already vast and multifarious in its own 16 S. 2 The main reason in favor of an inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary approach lies in the very nature of the problem to be addressed. As we have seen, adaptation to climate change involves a plurality of interconnected human and physical factors that act on different spatial and temporal scales. To fully understand the complexity of such interaction is a task that surpasses the sectoral and thematic divisions typical of academia.

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