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Hay, J.E. and Mimura, N. (2006). Sea-level rise: Implications for water resources management. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 10, 717-737
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Effects of sea-level rise on water resources of small islands and low-lying coastal areas
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The water resources of small islands and low-lying coastal areas are very susceptible to sea-level rise. This figure illustrates the direct impacts on the water resources sector, as well as the plethora of higher-order impacts which affect not only that sector but most, if not all, other sectors including health, transport and agriculture.