For students, scientists, engineers and decision–makers alike, this book provides an invaluable and critical look at the information that is provided by climate models, and the ways it is used in modelling water systems. A key focus is the exploration of how uncertainties may accrue at each stage of an impacts assessment, and the reliability of the resulting information. The book is a practical guide to understanding the opportunities and pitfalls in the quantitative assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation in the water resource sector.
1 INTRODUCTION (Fai Fung, Ana Lopez and Mark New).
2 WEATHER AND CLIMATE (Daith A. Stone and Reto Knutti).
3 REGIONALCLIMATEDOWNSCALING (Robert L. Wilby and Hayley J. Fowler).
4 WATER FOR PEOPLE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER AVAILABILITY (Glenn Watts).
5 EMERGING APPROACHES TO CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT (Ana Lopez, Robert L. Wilby, Fai Fung and Mark New).
6 THE CASE STUDIES.
6.2 Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in the Quara River Basin (Rodrigo Paiva, Walter Collischonn and Edith Beatriz Schettini).
6.3 Impact of Climate Change on Hydropower: Ariege, France (Jean–Philippe Vidal and Fre´de´ ric Hendrickx).
6.4 ACase Study of Water Resource Management in the South West of England (Ana Lopez).
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