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Name of Article:
Adaptation Options for the Near Term: Climate Change and the Canadian Water Sector 
Title of Book/Journal:
Global Environmental Change 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
October 2001     
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Volume:
11 
Issue: 3
Pages: 231 (15)    
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Keyword(s):
GLOBAL WARMING
NATURAL RESOURCES-WATER
CANADA-ALBERTA
CANADA-ONTARIO
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Annotation:
This article discusses how planning responses to climate change in the water sector are problematic due to considerable uncertainty in the timing and magnitude of the predicted changes. The adaptation options available in Canada are highlighted, and a set of criteria is proposed that can be used to identify appropriate options. Adaptation options are identified for the Grand River Basin in southern Ontario, for irrigation agriculture in southern Alberta, and for the commercial navigation sector in the Great Lakes Basin. Eight criteria are outlined for screening the broad range of available options, each of which is described briefly: no regrets, reversibility, minimize environmental impacts, cost-effectiveness, equity, reduce vulnerability, ease of implementation, and effectiveness. The criteria can be used to screen available options quickly without having to make use of an involved evaluation technique.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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