Climate Change Impact - Part 12 - Kagera Basin (Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania)

Climate Change ImpactPart 12: Example – Kagera Basin (Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania)SummaryThe Kagera basin flows into Lake Victoria and as such it forms part of the Nile Basin. An extensive data base of climate and flows was available and was used to calibrate the HYSIM hydrological model to 22 sub-basins. Climate projections show that rainfall is projected to increase but temperature (and
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Climate Change Impact - Part 11 - Turkey

Climate Change ImpactPart 11: Example –TurkeySummaryThe Yesilirmak Basin in northern Turkey drains into the Black Sea.  The basin is currently highly developed for hydropower and irrigation. The impact of climate change will be to reduce annual flow. Currently snow melt in late spring provides water at the start of the irrigation season; critically, the biggest reduction in flow will be during
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Climate Change Impact - Part 10 - Zambia

Climate Change ImpactPart 10: Example –  ZambiaSummaryZambia has a climate typical of Southern Africa with cool dry winters (June to August) with hot wet summers. The potential impact of climate change was studied as part of a project enhancing the country's skills in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Temperature are expected to rise throughout the year and over the whole country
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Climate Change Impact - Part 9 - Kyrgyzstan

Climate Change ImpactPart 9: Example –KyrgyzstanSummaryKyrgyzstan has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. Most of the rain falls in the summer months and temperatures are below freezing for most of the winter months. It is projected that storm rainfall will increase by up to 20% and that the duration of lying snow will decrease.IntroductionKyrgyzstan is in central Asia and has
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Climate Change Impact - Part 8 - Samoa

Climate Change ImpactPart 8: Example – SamoaSummarySome of the roads on Samoa had been damaged in recent storms and the objective of the project was to prepare the rehabilitation taking account of climate change. Climate data, including rainfall at a 10-inute time step for two stations were obtained. The data showed that there was a significant increase in rainfall with elevation (which might explain
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Climate Change Impact - Part 7 - Vanuatu

Climate Change ImpactPart 7: Example – VanuatuSummaryThe project examined projected changes to road flooding for four islands of the Vanuatu archipelago. The conclusion was that rainfall intensities would increase for all islands, particularly at the lower durations and return periods critical for road drainage.IntroductionThis example looks at the estimation of road flooding in Vanuatu. The islands
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Climate Change Impact Part 6: River Tagus - Tajo - Tejo

Climate Change ImpactPart 6: Example – Tejo-Tajo-TagusSummaryThe Tagus (Tejo or Tajo) is one of the most important rivers in Europe. It rises in Spain and flows through Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean. The river basin is highly developed with several large dams and abstractions for irrigation and urban water supply. Data on reservoir storage and abstractions were used to estimate the natural flow
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Climate Change Impact - Part 5 - Great Lakes of Africa (Lakes Victoria,Tanganyika and Malawi)

Climate Change ImpactPart 5: Example – Great Lakes of AfricaSummaryThe Great Lakes of Africa are an important source of fish. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) wished to know to what extent climate change would influence the water temperature in the lakes. A study was carried out which found that lake temperature would increase by around 1°C by the middle of the 21st.century.IntroductionFAO
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Climate Change Impact - Part 4 - River Mekong (China, Thailand, Myanmar, Lao DPR, Vietnam)

Climate Change ImpactPart 4: Example – River MekongSummaryA component of a study of the impact of climate change in Cambodia examined how flows in the Mekong River will change in the future. Climate data on precipitation, temperature and other climate variables were used as input to a hydrological model, HYSIM, of the Mekong Basin. The model was calibrated to observed flows at six gauging stations
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Climate Change Impact - Part 3 - Tonle Sap Lake - Cambodia

Climate Change ImpactPart 3: Example – Tonle Sap Lake - CambodiaSummaryThis study related to the estimation of vulnerability (as a function of ‘importance’ and ‘risk’) to climate change of roads and communities surrounding Tonle Sap lake. A mathematical model of Tonle Sap lake and the channel linking it the River Mekong was developed. This model was able to accurately simulate the lake levels
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