Water Resources in a Variable and Changing Climate by Simon BeechamWater Resources in a Variable and Changing Climate by Simon Beecham

Water Resources in a Variable and Changing Climate

Guest editorSimon Beecham, Julia Piantadosi

Hardcover | November 16, 2015

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Climate change will bring about significant changes to the capacity of, and the demand on,
water resources. The resulting changes include increasing climate variability that is expected
to affect hydrologic conditions. The effects of climate variability on various meteorological
variables have been extensively observed in many regions around the world. Atmospheric
circulation, topography, land use and other regional features modify global changes to
produce unique patterns of change at the regional scale. As the future changes to these water
resources cannot be measured in the present, hydrological models are critical in the planning
required to adapt our water resource management strategies to future climate conditions.
Such models include catchment runoff models, reservoir management models, flood
prediction models, groundwater recharge and flow models, and crop water balance models. In
water-scarce regions such as Australia, urban water systems are particularly vulnerable to
rapid population growth and climate change. In the presence of climate change induced
uncertainty, urban water systems need to be more resilient and multi-sourced. Decreasing
volumetric rainfall trends have an effect on reservoir yield and operation practices. Severe
intensity rainfall events can cause failure of drainage system capacity and subsequent urban
flood inundation problems. Policy makers, end users and leading researchers need to work
together to develop a consistent approach to interpreting the effects of climate variability and
change on water resources.
This Special Edition includes papers by international experts who have investigated climate
change impacts on a variety of systems including irrigation and water markets, land use
changes and vegetation growth, lake water levels and quality and sea level rises. These
investigations have been conducted in many regions of the world including the USA, China,
East Africa, Australia, Taiwan and the Sultanate of Oman.

Title:Water Resources in a Variable and Changing ClimateFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:342 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.06 inPublished:November 16, 2015Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038420832

ISBN - 13:9783038420835


Table of Contents

Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Md Sumon Shahriar and Simon BeechamAssessment of Short Term Rainfall and Stream Flows in South AustraliaAlec Zuo, Robert Brooks, Sarah Ann Wheeler, Edwyna Harris and Henning BjornlundUnderstanding Irrigator Bidding Behavior in Australian Water Markets in Response to UncertaintyJyun-Long Lee and Wen-Cheng HuangImpact of Climate Change on the Irrigation Water Requirement in Northern TaiwanEihab Fathelrahman, Amalia Davies, Stephen Davies and James PritchettAssessing Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Colorado Agriculture Using an Equilibrium Displacement Mathematical Programming ModelJohn BolandRainfall Enhances Vegetation Growth but Does the Reverse Hold?Lingling Zhao, Jun Xia, Leszek Sobkowiak and Zongli LiClimatic Characteristics of Reference Evapotranspiration in the Hai River Basin and Their AttributionAymar Y. Bossa, Bernd Diekkrüger and Euloge K. AgbossouScenario-Based Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Land and Water Degradation from the Meso to Regional ScaleMohammed Saif Al-Kalbani, Martin F. Price, Asma Abahussain, Mushtaque Ahmed and Timothy O'HigginsVulnerability Assessment of Environmental and Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Sultanate of OmanRicardo Arias, M. Luz Rodríguez-Blanco, M. Mercedes Taboada-Castro, Joao Pedro Nunes, Jan Jacob Keizer and M. Teresa Taboada-CastroWater Resources Response to Changes in Temperature, Rainfall and CO2 Concentration: A First Approach in NW SpainMary Akurut, Patrick Willems and Charles B. NiwagabaPotential Impacts of Climate Change on Precipitation over Lake Victoria, East Africa, in the 21st CenturyJanel Hanrahan, Paul Roebber and Sergey KravtsovAttribution of Decadal-Scale Lake-Level Trends in the Michigan-Huron SystemRupak Aryal, Alistair Grinham and Simon BeechamTracking Inflows in Lake Wivenhoe during a Major Flood Using Optical SpectroscopyLeon van der Linden, Robert I. Daly and Mike D. BurchSuitability of a Coupled Hydrodynamic Water Quality Model to Predict Changes in Water Quality from Altered Meteorological Boundary ConditionsTodd Pagano, Morgan Bida and Jonathan E. KennyTrends in Levels of Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon in Natural Water: A Review of Potential Mechanisms under a Changing ClimateWen-Cheng Liu and Hong-Ming LiuAssessing the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Salinity Intrusion and Transport Time Scales in a Tidal Estuary, Taiwan