Climate Change and Water Resources Management

Climate Change and Water Resources Management

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Many challenges, including climate change, face the NationAis water managers. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has provided estimates of how climate may change, but more understanding of the processes driving the changes, the sequences of the changes, and the manifestation of these global changes at different scales could be beneficial. Since the changes will likely affect fundamental drivers of the hydrological cycle, climate change may have a large impact on water resources and water resources managers. The purpose of this interagency report is to explore strategies to improve water management by tracking, anticipating, and responding to climate change. Charts and tables.Seek robust, rather than optimal, strategies that do well across a broad range of plausible futures. Employ adaptive strategies to achieve robustness; adaptive strategies evolve over time in response to new information. Use ... The primary difference of the approach of Lempert and others (2003) is the use of a large number of plausible future scenarios that can be generated by computer models. ... These responsibilities include operations, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation.

Title:Climate Change and Water Resources Management
Author:Levi D. Brekke
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-11


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