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dc.contributor.authorCarey, Mark
dc.contributor.authorHuggel, Christian
dc.contributor.authorBury, Jeffrey
dc.coverage.spatialCordillera Blanca
dc.identifier.citationCarey, M., Huggel, C. and Bury, J. (2012) An integrated socio-environmental framework for glacier hazard management and climate change adaptation: lessons from Lake 513, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Climatic Change, 112, 733–767. doi:
dc.identifier.issnISSN: 0165-0009, ESSN: 1573-1480es_PE
dc.descriptionOriginal abstract: Glacier hazards threaten societies in mountain regions worldwide. Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) pose risks to exposed and vulnerable populations and can be linked in part to long-term post-Little Ice Age climate change because precariously dammed glacial lakes sometimes formed as glaciers generally retreated after the mid-1800s. This paper provides an interdisciplinary and historical analysis of 40 years of glacier hazard management on Mount Hualcán, at glacial Lake 513, and in the city of Carhuaz in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range. The case study examines attempted hazard zoning, glacial lake evolution and monitoring, and emergency engineering projects to drain Lake 513. It also analyzes the 11 April 2010 Hualcán rock-ice avalanche that triggered a Lake 513 GLOF; we offer both a scientific assessment of the possible role of temperature on slope stability and a GIS spatial analysis of human impacts. Qualitative historical analysis of glacier hazard management since 1970 allows us to identify and explain why certain actions and policies to reduce risk were implemented or omitted. We extrapolate these case-specific variables to generate a broader socio-environmental framework identifying factors that can facilitate or impede disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Facilitating factors are technical capacity, disaster events with visible hazards, institutional support, committed individuals, and international involvement. Impediments include divergent risk perceptions, imposed government policies, institutional instability, knowledge disparities, and invisible hazards. This framework emerges from an empirical analysis of a coupled social-ecological system and offers a holistic approach for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.es_PE
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dc.description.abstractSeñala que los peligros de los glaciares amenazan a las sociedades en las regiones montañosas de todo el mundo. Las inundaciones de arroyos en los lagos glaciares (GLOF, por sus siglas en inglés) representan riesgos para las poblaciones expuestas y vulnerables y pueden vincularse en parte con el cambio climático. Este documento proporciona un análisis interdisciplinario e histórico de 40 años de manejo de riesgos de glaciares en el Monte Hualcán, en el Lago Glacial 513 y en la ciudad de Carhuaz, en la cordillera Blanca de Perú, examinando los intentos de zonificación, la evolución y el monitoreo de los lagos glaciares y los proyectos de ingeniería de emergencia para drenar el Lago 513, asimismo analiza la avalancha de hielo y roca Hualcán del 11 de abril de 2010.es_PE
dc.publisherSpringer Verlages_PE
dc.relation.ispartofseriesClimatic Change, June 2012, Volume 112, Issue 3-4 pp 733–767es_PE
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.sourceAutoridad Nacional del Aguaes_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio institucional - ANAes_PE
dc.subjectCambio climáticoes_PE
dc.subjectConservación de glaciareses_PE
dc.subjectRiesgos de disponibilidad hídricaes_PE
dc.subjectMonitoreo de lagunas y glaciareses_PE
dc.titleAn integrated socio-environmental framework for glacier hazard management and climate change adaptation: lessons from Lake 513, Cordillera Blanca, Perues_PE

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