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Adaptation and Resilience The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest

Edited By: George B Frisvold and Bonnie G Colby
256 pages, Line drawings, index
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In America's arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and policy makers in the arid Southwest and demonstrates the application of economic methods to address these challenges. It provides valuable tools for both those interested in resource management and climate change, and those seeking to understand how economic methods can be used to analyze contemporary social problems and craft appropriate responses.

The book considers both adaptation to long-term climate change and more immediate issues of water and electricity management in the face of inter-annual climate variability and drought. Thus, no matter what one's perspective on long-run climate change projections, the book provides useful lessons for some of the region's most pressing resource management problems.

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Foreword 1. The Climate-Water-Energy Nexus in the Arid Southwest PART I: VOLUNTARY WATER TRANSFERS AS ADAPTATION MECHANISMS 2. Negotiated Water Transactions and Climate Change Adaptation 3. Applying Bargaining Theory to Western Water Transfers 4.Economic Tools For Climate Adaptation: Water Transaction Price Negotiations PART II: SECTOR IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 5. Water Shortages in the Southern Mountain States: Economic Impacts on Agriculture 6. Climate, Water Availability, Energy Costs and National Park Visitation 7. Climate, Changing Snowpack and the Future of Winter Recreation PART III: INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY AND ADAPTATION 8. Irrigator Demand for Information, Management Practices, and Water Conservation Program Participation: The Role of Farm Size 9. Irrigation Technology Choice: The Role of Climate, Farm Size, Energy Costs, and Soils 10. Using Climate Information to Improve Electric Utility Load Forecasting 11. Use of Weather Information in Agricultural Decision-Making CONCLUSION 12. Modes of Adaptation and Regional Resilience to Climate Change

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Bonnie G. Colby and George B. Frisvold are professors of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Arizona
Edited By: George B Frisvold and Bonnie G Colby
256 pages, Line drawings, index
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These findings and recommendations will be useful to federal, state, and regional policy makers who set the legal and regulatory framework for the more effective use of climate information and functioning of efficient water markets. From the Foreword by Chuck Howe, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder "Clear and readable...will be of interest to scholars and policy professionals." Robert A. Young, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University "I welcome this book and will use it in my own teaching and research. It brings together a body of research that shares the energy-climate-water nexus..." David Letson, Chair of Division of Marine Affairs and Professor of Marine Affairs and Economics, University of Miami
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