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Institutions and Sustainability: An Analytical Report
Alfaro, S.,2004,English
Today, we constantly hear of a wounded planet in need of urgent human actions. Through patterns of production and consumption, we are facing problems such as resource depletion, climate change, desertification .....
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Description of the Elqui River Basin
Cepeda, J., M. Fiebig, H. Morales and S. Salas,2004,English
This paper provides a preliminary description of the Chilean study area. It includes five parts: introduction (part 1); a general description and the economic activities of the study area (part 2); .....
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Ecología del Valle del Elqui: Insectos y Otros Artrópodos
Cepeda, J. and J. Pizarro,2005,Español
A partir de un transecto altitudinal, se entrega información sobre la presencia e importancia de los artrópodos asociados a cultivos agrícolas y salud humana en seis localidades del Valle de Elqui. .....
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Sistemas Naturales de la Hoya Hidrográfica del Rió Elqui: Variabilidad Climática y Vulnerabilidad
Cepeda, J. and F. López-Cortés,2004,Español
Diversos modelos numéricos proyectan que la temperatura promedio superficial del planeta aumentará al menos en 2º C cerca del año 2030. De acuerdo a tales proyecciones climáticas, para el norte-centro de .....
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Overview of Climate and Aboriginal Adaptation in the South Saskatchewan River Basin before the Settlement Period
Daschuk, J. and G. Marchildon,2005,English
This paper provides a brief overview of climatic change and human adaptation in the SSRB from A.D. 800 to the beginning of European settlement period at the end of the 19th .....
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Climate and Aboriginal Adaptation in the South Saskatchewan River Basin A.D. 800-1700
Daschuk, J. and G. Marchildon,2005,English
Climatic variability was the principal cause of cultural changes in the SSRB and the Northern Great Plains during the late prehistoric period. During the benign conditions associated with the Neo-Atlantic Climatic .....
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Climate and Aboriginal-Newcomer Adaptation in the South Saskatchewan River Basin 1700-1800
Daschuk, J. and G. Marchildon,2005,English
The 18th century marked a time of unprecedented changes in indigenous adaptation patterns to climatic variability in the SSRB. European influences usurped climactic stimuli as the pre-eminent cause of material and .....
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Institutions and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change
Diaz H., A. Rojas, L. Richer and S. Jeannes,2005,English
The paper is focused on conceptual and methodological issues relevant to the evaluation of the roles played by formal public and private institutions in reducing the vulnerability of rural communities. It .....
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Adaptive Capacity for the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Diaz, H. and D. A. Gauthier,2006,English
This article focuses on the role of public institutions as a component of the adaptive capacity of rural communities and rural households for dealing with risks from changing climate conditions and .....
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Estudio de Comportamientos y Opiniones de Dirigentes y Socios de los Comités de Agua Potable Rurales Provincia del Elqui
Espinoza, R. and H. Morales,2004,Español
The document discusses the profile of the organizations that manage rural potable water in Chile. The main functions of these organizations are to obtain, to distribute, and to administer the potable .....
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Planeacion Estratégica para los Comités de Agua Potable Rural
Espinoza, R. and H. Morales,2005,Español
The document discusses the institutional problems of the Rural Potable Water Committees in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. These committees do not have a proper regulatory framework and, consequently, they lack .....
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A climate change adaptation study for the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Lac, S.,2004,English
The paper provides a preliminary assessment of adaptation options for the SSRB and the identification of the most important key players involved. This study includes six parts: an introduction (part 1); .....
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Climate and Health: Some General Observations for the IACC Project
Marchildon, G.,2005,English
Because human communities and individuals are part of both local and global ecosystems, health conditions within them are influenced to a significant degree by climatic fluctuation. Changes in microbial ecosystems, the .....
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Adaptaciones Institucionales al Cambio Climático. Instituciones Relacionadas con el Agua en Chile y en la Región de Coquimbo
Morales, H. and R. Espinoza,2004,English
The institutional system concerned with water issues in Chile is composed of a large number of public and private organizations. The document describes the history and roles of these organizations, as .....
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Organizaciones de Usuarios de Agua de la Cuenca del Rió Elqui
Morales, H. and R. Espinoza,2005,English
The distribution of the water from the Elqui River is under the direct management of user organizations called “Asociaciones de Canalistas.” Those who have received water allocations organize themselves into these .....
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Inversiones Regionales en Infraestructura en Recursos Hídricos. Región de Coquimbo Chile 1990-1994
Morales, H. and R. Espinoza,2005,English
The document presents statistical information for expenditures on public works in the area of water and sewage for the Coquimbo Region. It discusses these expenditures under different governments, focusing in the .....
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Value and Ethical Analysis in Vulnerability to Climate Change: Establishing an Analytic Framework for Identifying Classifying and Evaluating Vulnerability Issues
Morito, B.,2005,English
The function of a values analysis is to provide a comprehensive framework for identifying, categorizing and evaluating the values affected by decision and policy making. In part, it is motivated by .....
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Successful Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts Posed on Water Resources
Rojas, A. and L. Richer,2005,English
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the project by: (1) providing a discussion of the ways that success can be defined when talking about successful institutional adaptation to .....
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Descripción de Áreas de Estudio ERB
Salas, S. H.L. Morales, E. Jiménez and R. Espinoza,2005,Español
The document describes the areas selected for community assessment in the Elqui River Basin. Three areas were selected. Each of these areas involves two or more interconnected rural communities. From .....
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South Saskatchewan River Basin Biogeography
Lac, S. and C. Colan,2005,English
This document is intended to provide a description of the SSRB biogeography and the identification of areas within the SSRB which are more exposed to permanent degradation, from which the rural .....
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Vulnerability of Communities to Environmental Change
Smit, B., J. Wandel and G. Young,2005,English
This paper provides an overview of the concepts of vulnerability, adaptation and adaptive capacity, with reference to related concepts like resilience, risk, sensitivity, hazard, exposure, stability, coping and adaptability, especially as .....
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Holocene Paleoclimatology in the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Velez, M.,2004,English
The focus of this report is climate variability during the Late Holocene. The reason to focus on the Late Holocene is because the climate of the early and early-mid Holocene was .....
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Adaptation, adaptive capacity and vulnerability
Smit, B. and J. Wandel,2006,English
This paper reviews the concept of adaptation of human communities to global changes, especially climate change, in the context of adaptive capacity and vulnerability. It focuses on scholarship that contributes to .....
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Climate Change Ecosystem and Water Resources: Modeling and Impact Scenarios for the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Wittrock, V., E. Wheaton and S. Kulshreshtha,2005,English
The purpose of the paper is to describe the climate modeling used to develop climate change scenarios and to describe the ecosystem modeling used to develop ecosystem impact scenarios. The paper .....
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Henry Black the Conservative Party and the Politics of Relief
Marchildon, G and D. Black,2006,English
This article analyses the organization and management of the Saskatchewan Relief Commission, one of the most important institutional adaptations to the great droughts of the 1930s. In particular, the article highlights .....
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Analysis of Environmental Vulnerablities Identified by Stakeholders in the Elqui River Valley with focus on Arthropods of Economical Importance
Cepeda-Pizarro, J. and J. Pizarro-Araya,2006,English
Literature review showed a lack of relevant studies/publications on climate change effects on arthropod populations. Most of the information is too generalist or presumptive to get sound conclusions. In the case .....
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Caracterización Bio-Geo-Física de la Cuenca del Rió Elqui
Cepeda, J., M. Feibig, C. Pérez, H. Trigos and H. Zavala,2005,English
This document describes the main bio- and geophysical characteristics of the Elqui River Basin. The document is a monograph composed of different papers, all of them prepared by members of .....
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Historical Chronology of the Oldman River Dam Conflict
Daschuk, J. and G. Marchildon,2006,English
Responsible for about 30% of the total water flow in the SSRB, the Oldman River is important to Aboriginal people, particularly the Peigan First Nation, and farmers in southwest Alberta. This .....
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The Great Divide
Marchildon, G.,2006,English
This document analyses the enormous impact of the droughts and economic depression of the 1930s in terms of: 1) the economic development of Saskatchewan and the decline of the primacy of .....
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Data Time Series for Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba: 1) Economy and Demography; and 2) Agriculture
Marchildon, C. and C. Anderson,2006,English
Annual data are collated so that comparisons can be made in terms of the demographic, economic and agricultural characteristics of each of the three prairie province over the last 100 years .....
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Water blues in climate change: The role of institutions in water conflicts and the challenges presented by climate change
Rojas, A., B. Reyes, L. Magzul and H.L. Morales,2006,English
This paper explores the significance of studying water conflicts and the way institutions deal with them, as an important link to understanding community vulnerabilities to climate change. The study of the .....
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Vulnerabilidad y Adaptación Institucional frente al cambio climático en el Valle de Elqui: El caso de las localidades de Marquesa y Nueva Talcuna
Salas Bravo, S., H.L.M. Zavala, E. Jiménez and R. Espinoza,2007,English
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Outlook Workshop Summary Report
Hadarits, M.,2007,English
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Lethbridge Workshop Summary Report
Hadarits, M.,2007,English
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Hanna Workshop Summary Report
Hadarits, M.,2007,English
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Comunidad ed El Molle
Jimenez, E.,2007,Español
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Report on the Blood Tribe (Kainai Nation): community vulnerabilites
Magzul, L.,2007,English
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Report on the Community Vulnerability of Cabri and Stewart Valley
Matlock, B.,2007,English
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Vulnerability of Prairie Communities During the 2001 and 2002 Droughts: Case Studies of Taber and Hanna Alberta and Outlook Saskatchewan
Wittrock, V., S. Kulshthreshtha, E. Wheaton and M. Khakapour,2007,English
The major objective of this study was to investigate the impact of 2001 and 2002 droughts on the rural communities of Cabri and Stewart Valley in Saskatchewan with emphasis on water .....
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Community Vulnerability in the South Saskatchewan River Basin: A Case Study of Hanna, Alberta
Young, G. and J. Wandel,2007,English
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Report on the Community Vulnerability of Pisco Elqui
Morales, H.L., S. Salas, R. Espinoza and E. Jiménez,2007,English
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Report on the Participatory Mapping Sessions (Cabri/Stewart Valley/Taber)
Patiño, L.,2008,English
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Report on the Community Vulnerability of Outlook
Pittman, J.,2008,English
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Report on the Community Vulnerability of Taber
Prado, S.,2008,English
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Descripcion Catograpgrafica de la Hoya Hidrografica del Rio Elqui
Cabezas, R., J. Cepeda and A. Bodini,2007,Español
Se hace una descripción general de las principales características biofísicas de la hoya hidrográfica del Río Elqui (cuenca en adelante). Detalles de ellas se entregan en las secciones que vienen más .....
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Construyendo Memorias E Identidades Compartidas: Análisis de los discursos sobre el pasado de la comunidad de Diaguitas. Valle de Elqui. IV región.
Jimenez, E.,2007,Español
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Inter-jurisdictional Water Law—SSRB
Hurlbert, M.,2006,English
Canada’s water law evolves from many different sources and influences. It commenced with the riparian water laws of Britain, where laws developed on a case-by-case basis in a land of relative .....
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Water Law in the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Hurlbert, M.,2006,English
The South Saskatchewan River Basin (“SSRB”) travels from the foothills of the Rockies in Alberta through Saskatchewan and back into southern Alberta. As a result, the water law relating to .....
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Methodological Framework for the Assessment of Governance Institutions
Diaz, H. and A. Rojas,2006,English
This document was prepared to facilitate the methodological discussion on institutional assessment. Its purpose is to provide suggestions for a methodological framework for assessing governance institutions that operate in the area .....
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Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change the Cases of Chile and Canada
Corkal, D., P. Diaz and D. A. Gauthier,2006,English
It is becoming increasingly clear that despite all the mitigation efforts, the concentration of greenhouse gases will remain high for a long period of time. In this context the development of .....
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Institutional Adaptation to Drought and the Special Areas of Alberta, 1909-1939
Marchildon, G,2007,English
The Special Areas Board is responsible for administrating approximately 2.1 million hectares (5.2 million acres) of sparsely populated and arid land in southeast Alberta known as the Special Areas. This .....
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Drought and Institutional Adaptation in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1914-1939
Marchildon, G., S. Kulshreshtha, E. Wheaton and D. Sauchyn,2007,English
Agriculture in the southern Great Plains of Canada has been particularly vulnerable to prolonged episodes of drought. Using climate data and a precipitation minus potential evapotranspiration index, the extent of the .....
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Vulnerability of Prairie Communities’ Water Supply During the 2001 & 2002 Droughts: A Case Study of Cabri and Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan
Wittrock, V., D. Dery, S. Kulshreshthra and E. Wheaton,2006,English
The major objective of this study was to investigate the impact of 2001 and 2002 droughts on the rural communities of Cabri and Stewart Valley in Saskatchewan with emphasis on water .....
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The Case of Canada – Institutions and Water in the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Corkal, D., B. Inch and P.E. Atkins (AAFC-PFRA),2007,English
Canadian society and culture are intricately linked to water. This paper provides an overview of the key institutions with some degree of interest in water resource management in Canada, and principally .....
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Water Governance Institutions in the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Orrego, E,2007,English
In order to deal with the complexity of water governance in Canada, where different forms of government and organization from the civil society are involved, the document is structured around different .....
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South Saskatchewan River Legal and Inter-jurisdictional Institutional Water Map
Patiño, L. and D.A. Gauthier,2007,English
Derived mainly from Hurlbert, Margot. 2006b. Water Law in the South Saskatchewan River Basin. IACC Project working paper No. 27. The main purpose of the charts is to provide a .....
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Water Institutional Dynamic and Institutional Map in the South Saskatchewan River Basin
Patiño, L. and D.A. Gauthier,2007,English
Derived mainly from Corkal, D. R., Inch, B. and P.E. Atkins (AAFC-PFRA). 2007. The Case of Canada – Institutions and Water in the South Saskatchewan River Basin. This working .....
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The Role of Institutions in the Resolution of Water Conflict: Adaptive Conflict Resolution, Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity
Rojas, A., B. Reyes, L. Magzul, H.L. Morales, R. Borquez and E. Swartz,2007,English
This paper reports on one component of a larger international collaborative initiative on Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change (IACC) which seeks to understand the capacity of institutions in dry-land regions to .....
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Analysis of the Role of Institutions in Water Conflicts Final Report
Análisis del Rol de las Instituciones en los Conflictos del Agua Informe Final
Rojas, A., B. Reyes, L. Magzul, H. L. Morales, R. Borquez and E. Swartz,2007,English/Español
This report describes and explains the importance of the study of water conflicts and how institutions address them in order to understand the exposures experienced by communities, their adaptive capacity and .....
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Comunidad de Diaguitas
Salas, S. and E. Jimenez,2007,Español
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Ethics of Climate Change: Adopting an Empirical Approach to Moral Concern
Morito, B,2006,English
Climate change scenarios present a type of complexity that are problematic when engaged in related ethical deliberation and theorizing. The first part of this paper examines the problem of complexity .....
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Values Analysis of Ethnographic Stakeholder Responses: Report on Cabri-Stewart Valley and the Blood Reserve
Morito, B and A. Thachuk,2006,English
This paper complements “Value and Ethical Analysis in Vulnerability to Climate Change: Establishing an Analytic Framework for Identifying, Classifying and Evaluating Vulnerability Issues” (April, 2005). Much of theoretical background for what .....
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Future Hydroclimate Scenarios for the Prairie Provinces
Lapp, S. and Sauchyn, D,2007,English
This paper investigates long-term trends and variability in hydroclimate using the Climate Moisture Index (CMI): precipitation (P) minus potential evapotranspiration (PET), as modeled by the Third Generation of the Canadian Climate .....
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Vulnerability and Adaptation in a Dryland Community of the Elqui Valley, Chile
Young, G., B. Smit, H. Zavala, M. Fiebig, J. Wandel, S. Salas, E. Jimenez, R. Espinoza, J. Cepeda and P. Diaz,2006,English
Livelihoods in drylands are already challenged by the demands of climate variability, and climate change is expected to have further implications for water resource availability in these regions. This paper .....
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A Microscopic and Chemical Study of Airborne Coarse Particles with Particular Reference to Sea Salt in Chile at 30° S
Fiebig-Wittmaack, M., E. Schultz, A. María Córdova and C. Pizarro,2006,English
Along a transect ranging from the Pacific to the summit of Cerro Tololo at 2200 m above sea level (a.s.l.) in Chile at 30 °S, coarse particle concentration was measured at .....
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Participatory Mapping to Assess Institutional Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Patiño, L., and D.A. Gauthier,2006,English
This paper develops a Public Participatory Geographic Information System (PPGIS) model to integrate the multiple dimensions of sustainability (i.e., social, economic and biophysical) as well as the co-existence of multiple realities .....
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Community Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Elqui River Basin, Chile. (M.Sc. Thesis, University of Guelph)
Young, G.,2007,English
This research characterizes nature of vulnerability through a case study of a dryland community in the Elqui River Basin located in North Central Chile. The study is focused on water .....
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Local Institutions and Adaptation to Climate-Induced Water Problems, World Water Congress, Montpellier, France
Diaz, H.,2008,English
In spite of the growing consensus regarding global warming and its impact upon water resources, there is still a limited understanding of the adaptive process of human communities to climate stressors. .....
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Canadian Legal Framework of Water and Governance in the Prairie Provinces Critical Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change, World Water Congress, Montpellier, France
Hurlbert, M.,2008,English
This paper will outline, compare and contrast the jurisprudential framework of water law and water institutions in Canada against the construction of the governance and rules surrounding water by Canadian citizens, .....
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An Analysis of Trends Related to the Adaptation of Water Law to the Challenge of Climate Change: experiences from Canada, Klima 2008
Hurlbert, M.,2008,English
In the arid Canadian Prairies, and specifically Saskatchewan and Alberta, water is necessary for supporting not only agriculture, but also competing uses of industry, leisure and domestic use. This region .....
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Responding to Climate Change - Adaptive Water Governance, Klima 2008
Hurlbert, M.,2008,English
Water governance is experiencing a transformation. A new model of water governance, responding to climate change, and embracing principles of sustainable development, through community participation and shared responsibility is evolving. .....
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Governance Institutions and Community Vulnerabilities to Climate-Induced Water Stress – Case Studies in Canada and Chile, World Water Congress, Montpellier, France
Corkal, D. and M. Hurlbert,2008,English
This paper focuses on water governance and presents a portion of the findings of a larger comparative study of institutional adaptation to climate change or water scarcity in the South Saskatchewan .....
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Governance Institutions and Community Vulnerabilities to Climate-Induced Water Stress (Poster), World Water Congress, Montpellier, France
Corkal, D. and M. Hurlbert,2008,English
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Canadian Agriculture and Water, World Water Congress, Montpellier, France
Corkal, D. and P. Adkins,2008,English
Canada is a unique country with a large land base and plentiful water resources. In spite of these factors, Canada is experiencing water shortages and issues related to water quality. The .....
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Coping with Change - Family Camp at the Shoal Lake Cree Nation, In: Oakes, J., Riewe, R. Cogswell, A. (Eds.) Sacred Landscapes, Aboriginal Issues Press, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, pp. 30-41.
Pittman, J., E. Cook, P. Diaz and D. Sauchyn,2009,English
With the wide range of socio-economic-environmental impacts climate change will bring, community adaptation is essential. Many communities already employ strategies to manage the impacts of change. The importance of including local .....
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Values Analysis and Institutional Adaption to Climate Change
Morito, B.,2006,English
This paper complements “Value and Ethical Analysis in Vulnerability to Climate Change: Establishing an Analytic Framework for Identifying, Classifying and Evaluating Vulnerability Issues” (April, 2005). Much of theoretical background for .....
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Groundwater in the Canadian Prairies: Trends and Long-term Variability (M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Regina)
Pérez Valdivia, C.,2009,English
Groundwater could be an increasingly important water supply in the Canadian interior with global warming and declining summer runoff; however, not enough is known about the behaviour of groundwater under climatic .....
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The Vulnerability of the James Smith and Shoal Lake First Nations to Climate Change and Variability (M.Sc. Thesis, University of Regina)
Pittman, J.,2009,English
First Nations communities, especially those dependent on natural resources, will be faced with the challenge of adapting to changing climate. This thesis identifies the existing sensitivities and coping capacities to climate .....
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The Sensitivity and Adaptability of the Grape and Wine Industry in the Maule Region of Chile to Climate Change (M.Sc. Thesis, University of Guelph
Hadarits, M.,2009,English
This paper examines the sensitivity and adaptability of the Chilean grape and wine industry to climate change in the context of other stresses via a case study in the Maule Region. .....
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Institutional Values and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change
Morito, B.,2008,English
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Adapting to Impacts of Climatic Extremes: Case Study of the Kainai Blood Indian Reserve, Alberta
Wittrock, V., S. Kulshreshtha, L. Magzul and E. Wheaton,2008,English
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Assessments of Vulnerabilities of Rural Communities The Case of the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB), Canada
Hadarits, M. and J. Wandel,2009,English
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Integration Report Canada
Diaz, H. et al.,2009,English
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Informes de Integración Canadá
Diaz, H. et al.,2009,Español
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Integration Report Chile
Reyes, B. et al.,2009,English
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Informes de Integración Chile
Reyes, B. et al.,2009,Español
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Chile Water Governance Assessment Final Report
Reyes, B., S, Salas, E. Schwartz, E. Espinoza., L. Morales,2009,English
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Saskatchewan Water Governance Assessment Final Report
Diaz, H., M. Hurlbert, J. Warren and D. R. Corkal,2009,English
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Final Report
Diaz, H. et al.,2010,English
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Vulnerabilidad al cambio climatico en comunidades de la cuenca del rio elqui-Chile
Salas, S., E. Jimenez, R. Espinoza, and H.L. Morales,2010,Español
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