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Adjusting water resources management to climate change

Journal Article:

Abstract

The nature of climate impacts and adjustment in water supply and flood management is discussed, and a case study of water manager response to climate fluctuation in California's Sacramento Basin is presented. The case illuminates the effect on climate impact and response of traditional management approaches, the dynamic qualities of maturing water systems, socially imposed constraints, and climate extremes. A dual pattern of crisis-response and gradual adjustment emerges, and specific mechanisms for effecting adjustment of water management systems are identified. The case study, and broader trends in US water development, suggest that oversized structural capacity, the traditional adjustment to climate variability in water resources, may prove less feasible in the future as projects become smaller and new facilities are delayed by economic and environmental concerns.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1988
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-89-079822
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clim. Change; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 13
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; MODIFICATIONS; WATER RESOURCES; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; WATER USE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; CALIFORNIA; CARBON DIOXIDE; CLIMATE MODELS; CLIMATES; FLOODS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; MITIGATION; VARIATIONS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMISTRY; DISASTERS; FEDERAL REGION IX; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RESOURCES; USA; 520100* - Environment, Aquatic- Basic Studies- (-1989); 500100 - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6040728
Research Organizations:
Department of Geography and Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CLCHD
Submitting Site:
CDIC
Size:
Pages: 69-97
Announcement Date:
May 01, 1988

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Citation Formats

Riebsame, W E. Adjusting water resources management to climate change. Netherlands: N. p., 1988. Web.
Riebsame, W E. Adjusting water resources management to climate change. Netherlands.
Riebsame, W E. 1988. "Adjusting water resources management to climate change." Netherlands.
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title = {Adjusting water resources management to climate change}
author = {Riebsame, W E}
abstractNote = {The nature of climate impacts and adjustment in water supply and flood management is discussed, and a case study of water manager response to climate fluctuation in California's Sacramento Basin is presented. The case illuminates the effect on climate impact and response of traditional management approaches, the dynamic qualities of maturing water systems, socially imposed constraints, and climate extremes. A dual pattern of crisis-response and gradual adjustment emerges, and specific mechanisms for effecting adjustment of water management systems are identified. The case study, and broader trends in US water development, suggest that oversized structural capacity, the traditional adjustment to climate variability in water resources, may prove less feasible in the future as projects become smaller and new facilities are delayed by economic and environmental concerns.}
journal = {Clim. Change; (Netherlands)}
volume = {13}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1988}
month = {Jan}
}