The project seeks to assess the vulnerability of water resources in mountain regions such as the European Alps, the Central Chilean Andes, and the mountains of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) where declining snow and ice are likely to strongly affect hydrological regimes in a warmer climate. Model results are then used to quantify the environmental, economic and social impacts of changing water resources in order to assess how robust current water governance strategies are and what adaptations may be needed in order to alleviate the most negative impacts of climate change on water resources and water use.
Notes: ACQWA: Assessing Climate impacts on the Quantity and quality of WAter
A large integrating project under EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7),
coordinated by the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2008-2013)
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