Urban agglomerations in River Deltas:
River deltas and urban agglomerations located there are particularly exposed to the consequences of climate change and the pressure from local human utilization. Impacts of growing sea level rise may include inundation, submergence, saltwater intrusion, loss of wetlands or agricultural land.
All these effects can substantially interfere with human uses of the deltaic regions and can have adverse implications on local adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change. Experience shows that proactive approaches to adaptation are generally more effective than reactive approaches. An integrated framework is developed to allow systematic research on the impacts of climate change on river deltas.
Examples are provided of different kinds of river deltas to outline the possibilities that exist for effective coastal management in delta regions in times of climate change.