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Climate variability and change: a basin scale indicator approach to understanding the risk to water resources development and management

Climate variability and change: a basin scale indicator approach to understanding the risk to water resources development and management
  • World Bank. September 2011
  • This study evaluates the effects of climate change on six hydrological indicators across 8,413 basins in World Bank client countries. These indicators include annual runoff (MAR), basin yield, annual high flow, annual low flow, groundwater (base flow), and reference crop water deficit. This study is intended to help bridge the gap between high-level climate change predictions and the needs of decision-makers whose programs and investments will be affected by basin- and regional-level impacts of climate change on water resources and related infrastructures. The purpose of this document is to explain in-depth the methods used to develop these climate risk outputs, the reasons for the selected methodology, and the limitations of this research.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global, Botswana, Mexico , Uganda
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, River Basin Management
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Development agencies, Policy makers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Indicators
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Published in 2015