Climate change challenges and solutions for water managers

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Abstract

Climate change is one of many stressors facing water and natural resources managers in the semiarid regions of North America. Climate change is a particularly thorny issue, because its effects are pervasive across the landscape, across the spectrum of time scales, and there is considerable uncertainty associated with projections of future changes. In the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, potential changes to temperature, precipitation, runoff and aquifer recharge will interact with other significant concerns, including population growth, land-use changes, invasive plant and animal species, economic change, and sustainability of native ecosystems. Reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) and the United States Climate Change Science Program (Backlund et al., 2008; Reclamation, 2011) note a reasonable likelihood of increased aridity and decreased runoff in regional watersheds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShared Borders, Shared Waters
Subtitle of host publicationIsraeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges
PublisherCRC Press
Pages187-202
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780203597682
ISBN (Print)9780415662635
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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