Dr. Quan Dau and his co-authors have recently contributed a book chapter on water and climate change: Sustainable Development, Environmental and Policy Issues.

Full access: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-99875-8.00004-5

Abstract: Climate change has many effects on the hydrological cycle, intensifying the discordance between historical and operational hydrology. Simultaneously, rapid population growth and economic development have increased sectoral water demands and changing land use patterns. Thus, climate change is inevitably influencing the operational performance of reservoirs and will cause deterioration in reservoir vulnerability. This chapter briefly reviews some recent work related to climate change and presents examples considering climate change characteristics. It also presents the possible effects of climate change on water resources and then discusses performance metrics of reservoirs, including time- and volume-based reliability, resilience, and vulnerability and provides a systematic approach to studying the effects of climate change on the performance of reservoirs. The multipurpose Pong and Bhakra reservoirs in northern India were used as illustrative case studies.