Climate Change and its Effects on Water Resources

Issues of National and Global Security

  • Alper Baba
  • Gökmen Tayfur
  • Orhan Gündüz
  • Ken W.F. Howard
  • Michael J. Friedel
  • Antonio Chambel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Hasan Yazicigil, Koray K. Yilmaz, Burcu Unsal Erdemli, Ozlem Yagbasan
    Pages 43-50
  3. Luca Brocca, Stefania Camici, Angelica Tarpanelli, Florisa Melone, Tommaso Moramarco
    Pages 97-104
  4. Koray K. Yilmaz, Hasan Yazicigil
    Pages 105-114
  5. Anahit Adanalyan, Suren Gevorgyan
    Pages 123-129
  6. Kazimir A. Karimov, Razia D. Gainutdinova
    Pages 131-137
  7. Rashid A. Khaydarov, Renat R. Khaydarov, Olga Gapurova
    Pages 147-156

About these proceedings

Introduction

National and global security can be assessed in many ways but one underlying factor for all humanity is access to reliable sources of water for drinking, sanitation, food production and manufacturing industry. In many parts of the world, population growth and an escalating demand for water already threaten the sustainable management of available water supplies. Global warming, climate change and rising sea level are expected to intensify the resource sustainability issue in many water-stressed regions of the world by reducing the annual supply of renewable fresh water and promoting the intrusion of saline water into aquifers along sea coasts, where 50% of the global population reside. Pro-active resource management decisions are required, but such efforts would be futile unless reliable predictions can be made about the impact of the changing global conditions on the water cycle and the quality and availability of critical water reserves. Addressing this wide spectrum of issues, a team of expert authors discusses here the impacts of climate change on the global water resources, the long-term resource management goals at global and local scales, the data requirements and the scientific and technical advances necessary to mitigate the associated impacts.

Keywords

Climate Change Ground Water Water Management Water Resources Water Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Alper Baba
    • 1
  • Gökmen Tayfur
    • 2
  • Orhan Gündüz
    • 3
  • Ken W.F. Howard
    • 4
  • Michael J. Friedel
    • 5
  • Antonio Chambel
    • 6
  1. 1.Engineering Faculty, Department of Civil EngineeringIzmir Institute of TechnologyUrlaTurkey
  2. 2.Engineering Faculty, Department of Civil EngineeringIzmir Institute of TechnologyUrlaTurkey
  3. 3.Engineering Faculty, Department of Environmental EngineeringDokuz Eylül UniversityBucaTurkey
  4. 4.University of TorontoScarboroughCanada
  5. 5.Denver Federal CenterU.S. Geological SurveyLakewoodUSA
  6. 6.Geophysics Centre of Evora, Department of GeosciencesUniversity of EvoraEvoraPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1143-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1142-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1143-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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