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A flexible approach for integrating climate change projections with changes in human water use on river systems
Author : K.A Robinson1 , J.Bennett1, F.Ling1 and M.I. Willis1
Assessing future yields of rivers requires an assessment of the impacts of both climate and human actions. Hydroclimatological studies frequently expend substantial resources to build complicated series of hydrological models. To ensure that these models can be easily updated and reused for future studies, the approach used to model the impacts of these two phenomena on river systems needs to be very flexible. Sixty river models were developed for the CSIRO Tasmania Sustainable Yields project. These models incorporate water-use information stored in State Government GIS and other databases. Water-use information can be easily updated for all rivers from these databases. The models have also been designed to accept different climate change scenarios. This approach has already proven useful: the models have been reused with updated climate scenarios available from another major hydroclimatological study, Climate Future for Tasmania. This paper details the technical elements of the development of these river models.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 3: Water and Carbon: Climate Change Impact
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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