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Climate Change, Adaptation, and Water in the Central Andes

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dc.contributor.author Lamadrid, Armando es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-66.7752481; north=-21.1607667; name= Andes, Bolívia
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-28T08:58:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-28T08:58:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03-03
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490482742
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/88135
dc.description.abstract [EN] Irrigation has been central to the development of societies throughout the history of the Andes, in times of both social and environmental change. In the era of modern anthropogenic climate change, however, narratives of diminishing snow and ice cover—and the precious meltwater that countless irrigation systems depend on—present mostly negative explanations of change without sufficient local detail, both environmental and social. Environment in the Andes, for instance, is by definition a broad spectrum of realities, both arid and moist. Society too is multifaceted across the region. Several studies conducted on Andean irrigation systems past and present provide such muchneeded knowledge on the dynamics of complex socio-environmental change that the “meltdown” glosses over. What emerges from a review of selected research findings from Cotacachi, Ecuador to Elqui, Chile and several cases in-between and across time, is that environment is not the most important driver in times of flux, but also social processes and the (im)balance of power that determines, inevitably, to whom the water flows. With attention to these socially and environmentally contextualizing cases, thus, this paper aims to confront the broad-brushstroke “meltdown” narrative portrayed in the public sphere with the development of a more nuanced, placebased understanding of the dynamic interplay of environment, society and power over space and time to better understand, if not the process of change itself, at least the most important elements to be aware of when describing the socio-ecological impacts of climate change on small-scale irrigators of the Andes es_ES
dc.format.extent 13 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Irrigation, Society and Landscape. Tribute to Tom F. Glick es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Irrigation es_ES
dc.subject Society es_ES
dc.subject Landscape es_ES
dc.subject Regadío es_ES
dc.subject Sociedad es_ES
dc.subject Territorio es_ES
dc.subject Paisaje es_ES
dc.subject Patrimonio hidráulico es_ES
dc.subject Water heritage es_ES
dc.title Climate Change, Adaptation, and Water in the Central Andes es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/ISL2014.2014.195
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Lamadrid, A. (2015). Climate Change, Adaptation, and Water in the Central Andes. En Irrigation, Society and Landscape. Tribute to Tom F. Glick. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 820-832. https://doi.org/10.4995/ISL2014.2014.195 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Irrigation, Society and Landscape. Tribute to Tom F. Glick es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate September 25-27,2014 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/ISL/ISL2014/paper/view/195 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 820 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 832 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela OCS\195 es_ES


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