Societies in semi-arid areas in developing regions are amongst those most vulnerable to climate variability and potentially most vulnerable to climate change. The vulnerability to climate variability emerges from a combination of the level of availability of natural resources and the human dependency on these resources. In semi-arid regions, the limited availability of water and the low reliability of this availability pose strong restrictions on the use of natural resources. On the other hand, population often has a high density, and is strongly dependent on natural resources with little short-term options to reduce the dependency.
|Title of host publication||Environmental change and its implications for population migration. Advances in global change research. Vol. 20|
|Editors||Jon D. Unruh, Maarten S. Krol, Nurit Kliot|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Name||Advances in global change research ; 20|
|Publisher||Kluwer academic publishers|