IWRM as a Tool for Climate Change Adaptation

Manifestations of climate change or extreme climate variability are expected to have substantial impacts on water resources and water availability. Present climate models show that anthropogenic emissions, particularly of CO2, have already generated significant variations in global climate systems and in particular in the hydrological cycle. Numerous climate modifications have been observed at the global, regional and basin levels, including changing temperature and changes in precipitation, salinity levels at the oceans, and increasing events of extreme climatic conditions.