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Title Managing water resources in the West under conditions of climate uncertainty : proceedings of a colloquium, November 14-16, 1990, Scottsdale, Arizona / Committee on Climate Uncertainty and Water Resources Management, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 344 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
Contents Overview / Stephen J. Burges and the Colloquium Steering Committee -- Keynote Address: Sharing Water Resources with Future Generations / Edith Brown Weiss -- Session A. The Science of Climate Change and Climate Variability -- The Science Climate Change and Climate Variability / Roger Revelle -- Primer on Climate Change / Robert E. Dickinson -- Climate Change and Climate Variability: The Climate Record / Kevin E. Trenberth -- Climate Change and Climate Variability: The Paleo Record / David Meko, Malcolm Hughes, Charles Stockton -- Session B. The Implications of Climatic Variability for Water in the West -- Effects of Increasing Carbon Dioxide Levels and Climate Change on Plant Growth, Evapotranspiration, and Water Resources / L. Hartwell Allen, Jr. -- Hydrologic Implications of Climate Uncertainty in the Western United States / Marshall E. Moss -- The IMplications of Climatic Change for Streamflow and Water Supply in the Colorado Basin / Linda Nash -- Climate Uncertainty: Implications for Operations of Water Control Systems / John A. Dracup, Donald R. Kendall -- Economic Consequences of Climate Variability on Water in the West / Kenneth D. Frederick -- Western Water Law, Global Climate Change, and Risk Allocation / A. Dan Tarlock -- Water Resources Forecasting / John C. Schaake, Jr. -- Some Aspects of Hydrologic Variability / Stephen J. Burges -- Session C. Management Responses to Climatic Variability -- Management Responses to Climatic Variability / Gilbert F. White -- Improvements in Agricultural Water Management / Dale Bucks -- Creative Water Management / Daniel Sheer -- Weather Modification as a Response to Variations in Weather and Climate / Wayne N. Marchant, Arnett S. Dennis -- Managing Water Supply Variability: The Salt River Project / John Keane -- Panel Discussion. Building Public Consensus -- Public Involvement in Water Resources Decisionmaking in a Climate of Uncertainty / Helen Ingram -- The First Rough Draft of History: How the Press Reports on Global Warming / Jim Carrier -- Water Use Efficiency as a Response to Climate Uncertainty / Jim Dyer -- Climate Change, the Media, and Public Responses / Roger E. Kasperson
Summary The question of whether the earth's climate is changing in some significant human-induced way remains a matter of much debate. But the fact that climate is variable over time is well known. These two elements of climatic uncertainty affect water resources planning and management in the American West. Managing Water Resources in the West Under Conditions of Climate Uncertainty examines the scientific basis for predictions of climate change, the implications of climate uncertainty for water resources management, and the management options available for responding to climate variability and potential climate change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Climatic changes -- West (U.S.) -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- West (U.S.) -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Climate Uncertainty and Water Resources Management.
ISBN 0585142963 (electronic bk.)
9780585142968 (electronic bk.)