Water resources in American Samoa : law and policy opportunities for climate change adaptation

dc.contributor.author Wallsgrove, Richard
dc.contributor.author Grecni, Zena
dc.contributor.author Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program (U.S.)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-30T01:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-30T01:35:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a> en_US
dc.description.abstract Freshwater resource managers in American Sāmoa are facing climate change issues. A projected increase in frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events, rising sea level, and rising air temperature are among these climate-related dynamics. This confirms the need for effective climate change adaptation strategies, particularly with respect to protecting water quality. The existing law, policy, and management framework for American Sāmoa's freshwater resources is somewhat fractured, consisting of overlaid US federal environmental laws and regulations, territorial laws and policies, utility management of groundwater, and village-based management of surface water. This framework presents both challenges and opportunities, but foundational adaptive needs--such as resource monitoring, awareness, and continuing climate research--are pressing. This work identifies nine opportunities to enhance adaptive capacity within American Sāmoa's existing law and policy framework. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 25 p. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/47315
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, HI : East-West Center en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply - American Samoa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply - Climatic factors - American Samoa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply - Law and legislation - American Samoa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply - Government policy - American Samoa en_US
dc.title Water resources in American Samoa : law and policy opportunities for climate change adaptation en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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