Global insights into water resources, climate change and governance

Quentin Grafton, Jamie Pittock, John Williams, Daniel Connell, Qiang Jiang, Tom Kompas, Richard Davis, Guobin Fu, Michele Warburton, Bradley Udall, Ronnie McKenzie, Xiubo Yu, Nhu Che, Amanda Lynch, Richard Norris, Hugh Possingham, John Quiggin

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    Abstract

    The threats of climate change and the trade-offs between extractions and flows are examined for the Colorado, the Murray, the Orange and the Yellow Rivers. In all four basins, and over a long period of time, outflows have greatly reduced as a direct result of increased water extractions. Although climate change will aggravate hydrological impacts on river systems, currently high levels of water extractions remain the principal contributor to reduced system flows. Changes in governance, including sharing the variability between the environment and consumers, are urgently required if the health of these rivers is to be maintained.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-321
    Number of pages7
    JournalNature Climate Change
    Volume3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Grafton, Q., Pittock, J., Williams, J., Connell, D., Jiang, Q., Kompas, T., ... Quiggin, J. (2013). Global insights into water resources, climate change and governance. Nature Climate Change, 3, 315-321. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1746
    Grafton, Quentin ; Pittock, Jamie ; Williams, John ; Connell, Daniel ; Jiang, Qiang ; Kompas, Tom ; Davis, Richard ; Fu, Guobin ; Warburton, Michele ; Udall, Bradley ; McKenzie, Ronnie ; Yu, Xiubo ; Che, Nhu ; Lynch, Amanda ; Norris, Richard ; Possingham, Hugh ; Quiggin, John. / Global insights into water resources, climate change and governance. In: Nature Climate Change. 2013 ; Vol. 3. pp. 315-321.
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