Journal article

How to incorporate climate change into modelling environmental water outcomes: a review

Andrew John, Rory Nathan, Avril Horne, Michael Stewardson, J Angus Webb

Journal of Water and Climate Change | IWA Publishing | Published : 2020

Abstract

Environmental water represents a key resource in managing freshwater ecosystems against pervasive threats. The impacts of climate change add further pressures to environmental water management, yet anticipating these impacts through modelling approaches remains challenging due to the complexities of the climate, hydrological and ecological systems. In this paper, we review the challenges posed by each of these three areas. Large uncertainties in predicting climatic changes and non-stationarities in hydrological and ecological responses make anticipating impacts difficult. In addition, a legacy of relying on modelling approaches informed by historic dependencies in environmental water science..

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