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.
Preface. I. Overview. 1. Climate, Hydrology, and Water Resources; Z. Kaczmarek, et al. 2. Climate Change and Water Balance Components; S. Cohen, et al. 3. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Lake and Reservoir Water Quality; O. Varis, L. Somlyódy. 4. Impacts of Climate Change on Water Quality; G.T. Orlob, et al. 5. Implications of Climate Change for Future Water Demand; S.N. Kulshreshtha, et al. 6. Climate Change and Water Resources Planning; Z. Kaczmarek, et al. II. Case Studies. 7. Introduction to Case Studies; K.M. Strzepek, Z. Kaczmarek. 8. Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Delaware River Basin; D.M. Wolock, et al. 9. Impact of Climate Change on Sensitivity of Lake Stratification: A Global Perspective; G.K. Meyer, et al. 10. Effects of Climate Change on Water Quality in the Central Valley of California; G.K. Meyer, et al. 11. Impact of Climate Change on the Lake Kariba Hydropower Scheme; K.A. Salewicz. 12. Climate Change and Water Resources Management Strategy: The Terek River Basin; V.M. Shnaydman, J.D. Niemann. 13. Climate Change and Streamflow and the Sizing of Flow Control Reservoirs: Two Catchments in Belgium; D. Gellens. 14. National Assessment: Poland; Z. Kaczmarek, J. Kindler. 15. Water Resources Management Under Climatic Variability; Z. Kaczmarek, et al. Index.