Global Change and Regional Water Resources

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by Nathan Buras, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: Global climatic changes will probably have significant effect on the utilization of regional water resources and will influence markedly the operation of water storage and delivery systems. Regional water resources may be affected by climatic change in at least three inter-related ways: water availability (quantity), water quality, and water balance. From the point of view of demand for water, the relative importance of different water uses may change, thus influencing policy decisions regarding the allocation of water and the management of the regional water resources systems.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water quality | Water demand | Climate change | Water storage | Resource management |

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