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International assessment of future low flow regimes and their impact on three water related sectors in the Meuse basin – a collaborative approach
English
Bauwens, Alexandra [Université de Liège - ULiège > BIOSE > Echanges Eau Sol Plante > >]
Degré, Aurore mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences et technologie de l'environnement > Systèmes Sol-Eau >]
Deraedt, Deborah mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences et technologie de l'environnement > Systèmes Sol-Eau >]
Döring, Ricarda [IWW > RWTH > > >]
Drogue, Gilles mailto [Université de Lorraine > Cegum > > >]
Huber, Nils Peter [Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau > > > >]
Vanneuville, Wouter [Flanders Hydraulics research > > > >]
Sinnaba, Benjamin [IWW > RWTH > > >]
Fournier, Maïté [Etablissement public de gestion de la Meuse > > > >]
2015
International Journal of River Basin Management
International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research
13
1
123-135
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1571-5124
1814-2060
Madrid
Spain
[en] climate change ; low-flows ; agriculture ; drinking water ; electricity ; Meuse
[en] There is a wide recognition of the watershed scale as the right scale for global water management, notably in the context of the WFD. Hence, it often refers to international management and therefore to various pre-existing regional management tools, models or even objectives. In this study we aim at describing the collaborative assessment of climate change’s effect on low flow regime and the consequences on three water related sectors: drinking water production, agriculture and electricity production.
The paper highlights the choices that were made during the study that involved scientific teams, managers and stakeholders from the four main countries of the Meuse Basin. It shows that the methodological choices were operational and aimed at preserving existing methods and knowledge within each country. They led to hydrological scenarios comparable to the main available ensemble approaches and to methodologies well accepted within the concerned countries.
The results of the project highlight and quantify the water scarcity that the three sectors will have to face by the end of the century mainly regarding the electricity production. They also show that common allocation rules are necessary to manage water demand during future low flow periods.
Interreg IVB
Amice
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173484

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