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.
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