Searching with a thematic focus on Water in climate change, Climate change

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    Scenarios of discharge for the Hope River Watershed in response to variable tropical cyclone characteristics: summary for policy makers

    Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2015
    In the context of a changing climate, observed increases in the intensity and in some cases frequency of extreme events are linked with increased risk of flooding, drought, erosion, turbidity, debris in reservoirs and nutrient and pollutant loading.
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    Headwaters to estuaries: Advances in watershed science and management

    Economic Research Service, USDA, 2016
    Human- and climate-mediated impacts to watersheds continue to mount nationally, from the accumulated effects of many small-scale actions (e.g. construction of new roads and neighborhoods) to large-scale development (e.g., port facilities) or climate anomalies affecting critically important watershed processes.
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    The cost of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley

    World Bank Institute, World Bank, 2016
    The purpose of this study was to determine the financial cost of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley and the corresponding impact of higher water prices on farming. The analysis shows that JVA needs significant tariff increases to be able to attain a more financially sustainable footing.
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    Delivering universal and sustainable water services : Partnering with the private sector

    UNDP - World Bank Water and Sanitation Program, 2016
    A dedicated goal for water has recently been endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly as part of the sustainable development goal (SDG) framework. This study provides an assessment of the global costs of meeting the WASH-related targets of Goal #6.
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    Flooded cities

    Centre for Economic Performance, London, 2015
    Does economic activity relocate away from areas that are at high risk of recurring shocks? We examine this question in the context of floods, which are among the costliest and most common natural disasters. Over the past thirty years, floods worldwide killed more than 500,000 people and displaced over 650,000,000 people.
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    Commitments to action on building a sustainable water future

    White House Council of Economic Advisors, 2016
    This document describes some of the long-term water management strategies aimed to reduce and mitigate the incidence and impact of water stresses on U.S. communities. It includes the commitments made by institutions and organizations from all sectors to build a sustainable water future in the United States.
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    WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2015

    World Meteorological Organization, 2015
    The WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015 covers many aspects of the climate system, including atmospheric and ocean conditions, El Niño, the cryosphere, greenhouse gas concentrations, regional extremes, tropical cyclones and ozone depletion.
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    Parched prospects II: a revised long-term water supply and demand forecast for South Africa

    Institute for Security Studies, 2016
    It is likely that South Africa is overexploiting its water resources at the national level, as water withdrawals currently exceed reliable supply. using the international futures forecasting system, this paper forecasts that withdrawals in all three sectors (municipal, industrial and agricultural) will increase over the next 20 years.
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    Changing climate and nutrient transfers: Evidence from high temporal resolution concentration-flow dynamics in headwater catchments

    Science Direct, 2015
    The reserachers hypothesise that climate change, together with intensive agricultural systems, will increase the transfer of pollutants from land to water and impact on stream health. This study builds an integrated assessment of nutrient transfers, bringing together
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    Water use in China’s power sector: Impact of renewables and cooling technologies to 2030

    International Renewable Energy Agency, 2016
    This brief by China Water Risk and IRENA examines the expected impact of China’s power sector on water and climate in 2030. Building on plans announced at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, and earlier analyses by China Water Risk and IRENA, it assesses the impact of different options for China’s power mix in 2030 on water use and carbon emissions.