Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2011


Great Plains Research 21.1 (2011), p 109


© 2011 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


A Dry Oasis examines past and potential future climate challenges on the Canadian Plains. The book provides extensive discussion, data, and analysis of challenges related to water supply and management within the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB). Past challenges, experiences, and institutional responses are described and used to frame possible future adaptation pathways under expected future climate change. The book provides an excellent grounding in the historical settlement and development of the SSRB, paying particular attention to the ways that the economy, society, and institutions have adapted in response to climatic variability.