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Provides, in one quantity, an up to date precis of the present wisdom of the statistical features of atmospheric turbulence and an advent to the tools required to use those records to sensible engineering difficulties. Covers simple physics and information, statistical homes emphasizing their habit with reference to the floor, and purposes for engineers.

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Relative to urban areas, rural communities tend to have less capacity for responding to and preparing for climate changes, as a function of their physical isolation, lower economic diversity, aging population, and less access to formal institutions infrastructure, health care and emergency response systems (Hales et al. 2014). This paper examines the exposure of rural agricultural communities in Argentina, Canada and Colombia to climate variability and change. ca/vacea/ 2 Exposure of Rural Communities to Climate Variability and Change: Case.

Nevertheless, first attempts to construct larger dams were made after severe famines in the early 1930s (Mendelsohn et al. 2000). After 1950, a large scale investment was made and altogether 320 earth dams with a capacity of 30,000 m3 each and a further 65 pump storage dams were constructed, where some dams were also equipped with purification plants to serve as a source of drinking water (Stengel 1963; Mendelsohn et al. 2000). Besides supplying hospitals, mission stations and schools with water, large scale irrigation plots were implemented next to these dams, with the stored water used for irrigation.

Namibia’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, especially as the only employment opportunity for large parts of the population, particularly in rural and remote parts of the country. As with other semiarid areas around the world, this type of agriculture is highly susceptible to climate variability and change (Morton 2007; Zeidler et al. 2010). Rainwater and Floodwater Harvesting as Climate Change Adaptation In the face of climate change, especially with changes such as increasing rainfall variability, more frequent intensive rainfall events, longer and more frequent dry spells during the rainy season and a shorter rainy season, several authors have highlighted the importance of countermeasures such as water harvesting, the construction of dams and storage of water underground (Barron 2009; Niang et al.

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