Water for Recovery of the Climate - a New Water Paradigm

Authors: Michal Kravčík, Juraj Kohutiar, Jan Pokorný, Martin Kovác, Eugen Tóth - ENGLISH - 2007 - 94 pgs.

Abstract: By the logic of the New Water Paradigm (NWP), it is deforestation, industrial agriculture, and urbanisation that determine climate by draining land, so that more solar energy re-enters the atmosphere as sensible heat, rather than latent heat of evaporation. Human-made ‘hot plates’ lead to irregular precipitation and other climate destabilisation effects, but these can be mitigated through rainwater conservation and re-vegetation. This integrative paradigm combines the management of climate, water, biodiversity, and land, with implications for agriculture, forestry, engineering, urban design and regional planning.