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Adaptive Capacity of the Water Management Systems of Two Medieval Khmer Cities, Angkor and Koh Ker

Abstract Understanding the resilience of water management systems is critical for the continued existence and growth of communities today, in urban and rural contexts alike. In recent years, many studies have evaluated long-term human-environmental interactions related to water management across the world, highlighting both resilient systems and those that eventually succumb to their vulnerabilities. To understand the multitude of factors impacting resilience, scholars often use the concept of adaptive capacity. Adaptive capacity is the ability of actors in a system to make adaptations in anticipation of and in response to change to minimize potential negative impacts.

In this three-paper dissertation, I evaluate the adaptive capacity of the water ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Klassen, Sarah Elizabeth (Author) / Nelson, Ben (Advisor) / Redman, Charles (Advisor) / Evans, Damian (Committee member) / Smith, Mike E (Committee member) / Barton, Michael C (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Adaptive Capacity / Angkor / GIS / Resilience / Southeast Asia / Water management
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 210 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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