Water conflict vulnerability of regions

Nilupul Gunasekara, So Kazama

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Abstract

A combined decision tree and multivariate analysis was utilized, also incorporating countries' water availability and their adaptive capacity to increasing water scarcity. Five country groups having the lowest adaptive capacity indicated by GNI per capita less than 13 195 International Dollars, were capable of addressing the whole Asian, African and South American continents' conflict vulnerabilities. Vietnam and Cambodia in the Mekong basin and the five most downstream countries of the Nile basin proved to be vulnerable to future conflicts due to climate change and population increase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk in Water Resources Management
Pages267-273
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
EventSymposium H03 on Risk in Water Resources Management, Held During the 25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2011 Jun 282011 Jul 7

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
Volume347
ISSN (Print)0144-7815

Other

OtherSymposium H03 on Risk in Water Resources Management, Held During the 25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period11/6/2811/7/7

Keywords

  • Adaptive capacity
  • Climate change
  • Decision tree
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Water conflict vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Gunasekara, N., & Kazama, S. (2011). Water conflict vulnerability of regions. In Risk in Water Resources Management (pp. 267-273). (IAHS-AISH Publication; Vol. 347).