Water and human livelihood resilience: a regionalto-global outlook

Author(s): Falkenmark, M.
In: International Journal of Water Resources Development, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2016.1190320
Year: 2016
Type: Journal / article
Theme affiliation: Landscapes
Link to centre authors: Falkenmark, Malin
Full reference: Falkenmark, M. 2016. Water and human livelihood resilience: a regional-to-global outlook, International Journal of Water Resources Development, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2016.1190320

Summary

This article addresses the need to profoundly expand the way we think about freshwater. Stressing water’s role as the bloodstream of the biosphere, the article highlights water’s functions in sustaining life on the planet (control, state and moisture feedback functions), the role of water partitioning changes in inducing non-linear change at multiple scales, and humanity’s influence on a social-ecological system’s capacity to adapt and continue to function. It reviews water’s roles during its journey through the upper layers of the land mass, different types of water–ecosystem interactions, and water’s roles in landscape-scale resilience building.

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