10: Water: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation

 

Water: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation examines the vulnerability of society to changes in water supply—due to changes in the timing and amount of precipitation and stream flow—and to climate-related changes in wildfire risk, stream temperatures, energy demand, reservoir operation, and other such conditions, suggesting ways to manage water supply and demand in the coming century.

Citation: 

Udall, B. 2013. “Water: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation.” In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 197–217. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Climate-model projections suggest decreases in Colorado River streamflow during the next century resulting in long-term supply-demand imbalance.
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