Climate Change and Its Impact on Water Resources Chapter uri icon

abstract

  • Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014. All rights reserved. Recent years have witnessed an increase in global average air temperatures as well as ocean temperatures, as documented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The rise in temperature is considered irrefutable evidence of climate change, and this has already started to have serious consequences for water resources and will have even more dire consequences in the future. Compounding these consequences are population growth, land-use changes and urbanization, increasing demands for water and energy, rising standards of living, changing dietary habits, changing agricultural practices, increasing industrial activities, increased pollution, and changing economic activities. All these will likely have adverse effects on water resources. This article briefly discusses climate change and its causes and impacts on water resources.

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, V. P., Mishra, A. K., Chowdhary, H., & Khedun, C. P.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Vijay P||Mishra, Ashok K||Chowdhary, H||Khedun, C Prakash

Book Title

  • MODERN WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

publication date

  • November 2014