Ground water and climate change

Taylor, Richard G., Scanlon, Bridget, Döll, Petra, Rodell, Matt, Van Beek, Rens, Wada, Yoshihide, Longuevergne, Laurent, Leblanc, Marc, Famiglietti, James S., Edmunds, Mike, Konikow, Leonard, Green, Timothy R., Chen, Jianyao, Taniguchi, Makoto, Bierkens, Marc F.P., Macdonald, Alan, Fan, Ying, Maxwell, Reed M., Yechieli, Yossi, Gurdak, Jason J., Allen, Diana M., Shamsudduha, Mohammad, Hiscock, Kevin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4505-1496, Yeh, Pat J. F., Holman, Ian and Treidel, Holger (2013) Ground water and climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3 (4). pp. 322-329. ISSN 1758-678X

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Abstract

As the world's largest distributed store of fresh water, ground water plays a central part in sustaining ecosystems and enabling human adaptation to climate variability and change. The strategic importance of ground water for global water and food security will probably intensify under climate change as more frequent and intense climate extremes (droughts and floods) increase variability in precipitation, soil moisture and surface water. Here we critically review recent research assessing the impacts of climate on ground water through natural and human-induced processes as well as through groundwater-driven feedbacks on the climate system. Furthermore, we examine the possible opportunities and challenges of using and sustaining groundwater resources in climate adaptation strategies, and highlight the lack of groundwater observations, which, at present, limits our understanding of the dynamic relationship between ground water and climate.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors acknowledge support provided by the International Association of Hydrogeologists’ Commission on Groundwater & Climate Change and the UNESCO IHP GRAPHIC Programme (http://www.gwclim.org) in coordinating this Review.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental science (miscellaneous),social sciences (miscellaneous),sdg 2 - zero hunger,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2301
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 10:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 15:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/88951
DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1744

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