Assessment of climatic change and impacts on the quantity and quality of water

Description

The goal of the project is to use advanced modelling techniques to quantify the influence of climatic change on the major determinants of river discharge at various time and space scales, and analyse their impact on society and economy, also accounting for feedback mechanisms. The focus will be on continuous transient scenarios from the 1960s up to 2050. In comparison to many existing studies, the limitation of the modelling horizon to mid of the 21st century allows to develop more realistic assessment of the progressive impact on the social, economical and political systems, which we expect to evolve typically in an adaptive mode on shorter time scales than the centennial ones, eventually shifting to new equilibria when forced abruptly.

KEY DATES
  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 January 2008
  • Project completed
  • 31 December 2010
Climate Change progression impact river discharge

Project Website

http://www.acqwa.ch/
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