The impact of climate change on small municipal water resource management: The case of Bredasdorp, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, Pierre
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-22T09:31:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-22T09:31:58Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Mukheibir, P. (2007). The impact of climate change on small municipal water resource management. Energy Research. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17197
dc.description.abstract In response to the recent reports on climate change impacts, especially on the water supply sector, a methodology that incorporates climate change impacts in to water resource planning at small municipal level is proposed. The introduction of the term Climate Impact Factor helps to quantify the extent to which future drying will have on local water resources. The illustrative example reveals that a 30% reduction of available water by 2035 will be caused by a projected 8% reduction in precipitation. The reduction in available water resources due to climate change leads to in an increase of future supply cost of 3.5 times that under historical climate conditions. It is illustrated however, that this can to some extend be mitigated through demand side management strategies. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.subject climate impact factor en_ZA
dc.subject climate change en_ZA
dc.subject groundwater recharge en_ZA
dc.subject adaptation en_ZA
dc.subject water resource management en_ZA
dc.title The impact of climate change on small municipal water resource management: The case of Bredasdorp, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-12T10:04:07Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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