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Adaptation readiness and adaptive capacity of transboundary river basins

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Climatic Change

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            Journal
            Climatic Change
            Climatic Change
            Springer Nature America, Inc
            0165-0009
            1573-1480
            August 2016
            May 26 2016
            August 2016
            : 137
            : 3-4
            : 575-591
            10.1007/s10584-016-1699-9
            © 2016

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