publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Sustainability of small reservoirs and large scale water availability under current conditions and climate change

Pieter R. van Oel; Martinus S. Krol; José Carlos de Araújo; Marjella J. de Vries;
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  • Published: 05 Apr 2011 Journal: Water resources management, volume 25, issue 12, pages 3,017-3,026 (issn: 0920-4741, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Semi-arid river basins often rely on reservoirs for water supply. Small reservoirs may impact on large-scale water availability both by enhancing availability in a distributed sense and by subtracting water for large downstream user communities, e.g. served by large reservoirs. Both of these impacts of small reservoirs are subject to climate change. Using a case-study on North-East Brazil, this paper shows that climate change impacts on water availability may be severe, and impacts on distributed water availability from small reservoirs may exceed impacts on centralised water availability from large reservoirs. Next, the paper shows that the effect of small rese...
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Medical Subject Headings: sense organs
free text keywords: METIS-303913, Civil and Structural Engineering, Water Science and Technology, Hydrogeology, Absolute sense, Water resource management, Environmental science, Climate change, Drainage basin, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Sustainability, Hydrology, Water supply, business.industry, business
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