FACTORS OTHER THAN CLIMATE CHANGE, MAIN DRIVERS OF 2014/15 WATER SHORTAGE IN SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Friederike EL Otto, Caio AS Coelho, Andrew King, Erin Coughlan De Perez, Yoshihide Wada, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Rein Haarsma, Karsten Haustein, Peter Uhe, Maarten van Aalst, Jose Antonio Aravequia, Waldenio Almeida, Heidi Cullen
BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2015
Southeast Brazil experienced profound water shortages in 2014/15. Anthropogenic climate change is not found to be a major influence on the hazard, whereas increasing population and water consumption increased vulnerability.
We thank Antonio Divino Moura and David Karoly for their guidance and input on the manuscript and Dina Sperling and Roop Singh for all their help, our colleagues at the Oxford eResearch Centre and the Met Office Hadley Centre PRECIS team for their support for the application and development of weather@home and all participants in climateprediction.net. The work was supported by the EUCLEIA project funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013].