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Title Assessment of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology : development of a methodology through a case study in the Andes of Peru / Walter Vergara [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank : ESMAP, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xix, 157 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Executive Summary; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chapter 1 -- Introduction; Chapter 2 -- Context; Chapter 3 -- Climate Analysis; Chapter 4 -- Hydrology Analysis; Chapter 5 -- Testing the Hydrology Tool at Basin Level; Chapter 6 -- Results from the Hydrology Analysis; Chapter 7 -- Conclusions; References; Appendixes; Back Cover
Summary Climate change is beginning to have effects on climate, weather and resource availability in ways that need to be anticipated when planning for the future. In particular, changes in rainfall patterns and temperature may impact the intensity or schedule of water availability. Also the retreat of tropical glaciers, the drying of unique Andean wetland ecosystems, as well as increased weather variability and weather extremes will affect water regulation. These changes have the potential to impact the energy and other sectors, such as agriculture, and could have broader economic effects. Anticipatin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-79)
Notes Print version record
Subject Mountain hydrology.
Mountain hydrology -- Peru
Climatic changes -- Andes Region -- Forecasting
Climatic changes -- Case studies
Energy development -- Peru
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Limnology.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Hydrology.
Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Forecasting.
Energy development.
Mountain hydrology.
Andes Region.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Vergara, Walter, 1950-
World Bank.
Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme.
LC no. 2011013757
ISBN 9780821386637