VULNERABILITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL WATER OUTCOMES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
Grant number: LP170100598 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021
This project aims to assess the vulnerability of freshwater ecosystems to extended droughts in a variable and changing climate. Governments around the world are investing in the restoration of regulated river systems with environmental water. However, the risks of climate change for environmental water management are seldom considered. This project will model the change in environmental and consumptive water use during extended dry periods, and couple this to models of ecological dynamics and failure thresholds. This will improve the success of Australia’s major environmental water programs in sustaining benefits through future multi-year droughts.
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Many Commonly Used Rainfall‐Runoff Models Lack Long, Slow Dynamics: Implications for Runoff Projections
Keirnan Fowler, Wouter Knoben, Murray Peel, Tim Peterson, Dongryeol Ryu, Margarita Saft, Ki‐Weon Seo, Andrew Western
Evidence suggests that catchment state variables such as groundwater can exhibit multiyear trends. This means that their state may..
Large-sample hydrology: recent progress, guidelines for new datasets and grand challenges
Nans Addor, Hong X Do, Camila Alvarez-Garreton, Gemma Coxon, Keirnan Fowler, Pablo A Mendoza
Large-sample hydrology (LSH) relies on data from large sets (tens to thousands) of catchments to go beyond individual case studies..
Modeling Flow-Ecology Responses in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Sustainable Riverine Management
Avril C Horne, Rory Nathan, N LeRoy Poff, Nick R Bond, J Angus Webb, Jun Wang, Andrew John
Climate change will increase water stress in many regions placing greater pressures on rivers to meet human and ecological water n..