Water Resources Management in the Face of Climatic/Hydrologic Uncertainties
Zdzislaw Kaczmarek, Kenneth M. Strzepek, László Somlyódy, Valentina Priazhinskaya
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 30, 1996 - Science - 395 pages
This text is the first international and comprehensive discussion of the impacts of climatic fluctuations and climate change on water resources management. The book presents an overview of the impacts of climatic change/fluctuations on a wide variety of water resources sectors including river runoff, water quality, water temperature, water use and demand, reservoir management and water resource planning and management. The book is unique in that it then presents a series of case studies to both demonstrate the application of climate change impact assessment methodologies and to provide insights to catchment, river basin, and national scale impacts of climate change/fluctuations on the water resources of Africa, Europe, and North America.
Audience: Researchers, scholars and students of hydrology and water management who are concerned with the issues of climate change as well as the climate change impact assessment community.
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