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The risk of water stress

Arnell, N. ORCID: (2015) The risk of water stress. In: King, D., Schrag, D., Dadi, Z., Ye, Q. and Ghosh, A. (eds.) Climate change: a risk assessment. Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, pp. 74-83.

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Water resources are under stress in many regions due to increasing demands and, in places, falling quality. Climate change has the potential to change the risks of water stress.1 The focus in this section is on strategic definitions of water stress, which are based on generalized indicators of the amount of water that is available and the demands on that resource. Operational definitions, on the other hand, are typically based on the reliability of the supply of appropriate quality water and are strongly determined by local conditions.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Walker Institute
Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:63686
Publisher:Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge


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