The book provides an overview of climate change-sensitive water resources management with consideration of adaptation approaches, the assessment of climate change impacts, current contemporary management techniques, and ecological responses. Comprehensive assessments and studies from eight countries using innovative approaches that aid water management under evolving climates are documented. Topics ranging from hydrologic design to management and policy responses to climate change are discussed, which demonstrate updated theories that highlight methods, tools, and experiences on the topic of water resources under climate change. The generic approaches discussed, and their applications to different climate change-related problems, make this book appealing to a global readership. The practical and applied methodologies presented in the book and through insightful case studies discussed will provide readers worldwide with ready-to-use information to manage water resources sustainably under evolving climate. This book is ideally suited for water resource managers, scientists, professionals from water management agencies, graduate students, and national laboratory agencies responsible for water and environmental management.
Table of Contents
1. Water resources management under changing climate: major issues 2. WRM and EU policies to adapt to climate change: experience from Greece 3. Responding to climate change impacts on water resources and management: insights from Australia 4. Optimization of the operation of multi-purpose dams using ensemble prediction: case study from Japan 5. Hydroclimatic variability across Tapi basin, India: issues and implications 6. Effectiveness of adaptation options for multi-purpose reservoir operation to climate change: a case study in Japanese river basins 7. Nature-based solutions as climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Italy 8. Spatial modelling of knowledge: water resources management in a Brazilian coastal area 9. Evolving adaptive hydrologic design and water resources management in a changing climate: experiences from the U.S. 10. Incorporation of robustness and adaptiveness into reservoir operations under climate change 11. The way ahead: adaptive water management and climate effects
Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu (Dr. T.) is a professor and graduate program director in the Department of CEGE and founder and leader of the Hydro systems Research Laboratory (HRL) at FAU. His main research interests are in the areas of climate change and variability, hydro climatic extremes, water, and environmental systems management, spatial hydrology and hydrometeorology. He is a recipient of several national and international awards including Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Specialist and awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), British Hydrologic Society (BHS), NSERC Canada. Dr. T. has worked as international visiting professors at Kobe University, Japan, University of Brescia and Politecnico Di Torino, Italy; and lectured in workshops/conferences, gave invited talks and keynote lectures in 18 countries. Dr. T. has published over 120 technical articles in high impact journals and conference proceedings and authored 25 book chapters, five mini-chapters and is an author, co-editor, and sole-editor of several books from multiple reputed international publishers. He is a contributing member and lead member of several international technical committees and served as a thesis committee member for over a dozen international doctoral dissertations. Personal website: http://faculty.eng.fau.edu/ramesh; Lab website: http://hrl.fau.edu.
Elpida Kolokytha is currently a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has more than 25 years of research experience, together with coordination skills, in the field of environmental policy, integrated water resources management, sustainable development, social and economic aspects of water resources, national, European and International legislation of water resources as well as transboundary river basin management and climate change assessment and adaptation. She has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and she is a member of several scientific associations related to water resources management and engineering worldwide. She is also the Director of AUTh UNESCO Center for Integrated and Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management.
Carlos de Oliveira Galvão is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He has over 35 years of research experience in the fields of experimental-basin hydrology, climate change and water resources, rainwater harvesting, and water resources management. He is currently a member of the Leadership Teams of the IAHR’s Technical Committee on Water Resources Management and of the Sustainable Development Goals Working Group. Prior to his tenure at UFCG he was a researcher at the Brazilian Corporation for Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA).