Infrastructure systems play a vital role in economic and social development. Increasingly interdependent, they are a means towards ensuring the delivery of goods and services that promote economic prosperity and growth and contribute to quality of life.
For a species that prides itself on scientiﬁc
discovery, we know startlingly little about
the resource that is most crucial to our
survival: water. 11
This lack of understanding applies not just
to the layperson who unquestioningly
The world is increasingly turning its attention to the issue of water scarcity. Many countries
face water scarcity as a fundamental challenge to their economic and social development; by
Although societies adapt and evolve along
with their climate, this has been an especially difficult task for Russia because of
its severe and capricious climate. Indeed,
extremes are the norm, and this has always
taxed the ability of Russian agriculture to
Impacts climate changes on India - probable effects climate change on India from a social, political and economic perspective.