“Deltas in the Anthropocene” New open access book based on DECCMA findings

Deltas in the Anthropocene

The book “Deltas in the Anthropocene”, edited by Robert J. Nicholls, W. Neil Adger, Craig W. Hutton and Susan E. Hanson has now been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book is open access, and the entirety of the contents can be downloaded at no cost.

The book’s 11 chapters cover biophysical characteristics, evolution, human use and management of deltas in Africa and Asia.

Individual chapters are as follows:

Delta Challenges and Trade-Offs from the Holocene to the Anthropocene Robert J. Nicholls, W. Neil Adger, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson Pages 1-22 

Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, Bangladesh and India: A Transnational Mega-Delta Md. Munsur Rahman, Tuhin Ghosh, Mashfiqus Salehin, Amit Ghosh, Anisul Haque, Mohammed Abed Hossain et al. Pages 23-51

The Mahanadi Delta: A Rapidly Developing Delta in India Sugata Hazra, Shouvik Das, Amit Ghosh, Pokkuluri Venkat Raju, Amrita Patel Pages 53-77

The Volta Delta, Ghana: Challenges in an African Setting Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Kwasi Appeaning Addo, Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe, Benjamin Kofi Nyarko, Francisca Martey, Winfred A. Nelson et al. Pages 79-102

Fluvial Sediment Supply and Relative Sea-Level Rise Stephen E. Darby, Kwasi Appeaning Addo, Sugata Hazra, Md. Munsur Rahman, Robert J. Nicholls Pages 103-126

Hotspots of Present and Future Risk Within Deltas: Hazards, Exposure and Vulnerability Chris Hill, Frances Dunn, Anisul Haque, Fiifi Amoako-Johnson, Robert J. Nicholls, Pokkuluri Venkat Raju et al. Pages 127-151

Where People Live and Move in Deltas Ricardo Safra de Campos, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, W. Neil Adger, Colette Mortreux, Sugata Hazra, Tasneem Siddiqui et al. Pages 153-177

Delta Economics and Sustainability Iñaki Arto, Ignacio Cazcarro, Anil Markandya, Somnath Hazra, Rabindra N. Bhattacharya, Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei Pages 179-200

Adapting to Change: People and Policies Emma L. Tompkins, Katharine Vincent, Natalie Suckall, Rezaur Rahman, Tuhin Ghosh, Adelina Mensah et al. Pages 201-222

Choices: Future Trade-Offs and Plausible Pathways Attila N. Lázár, Susan E. Hanson, Robert J. Nicholls, Andrew Allan, Craig W. Hutton, Mashfiqus Salehin et al. Pages 223-245

Sustainable Deltas in the Anthropocene Robert J. Nicholls, W. Neil Adger, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson, Attila N. Lázár, Katharine Vincent et al. Pages 247-279