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PROJECT CC-WATERS - CLIMATE CHANGE AND IMPACTS ON WATER SUPPLY

AUTHOR/S: C. RADU, A. PANDELE, M. RADESCU
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 259-264 pp

ABSTRACT

Climate change can alter the demand for water, with demands increasing during dry, warm
periods and decreasing during cool, wet periods.

Climate change may impact a municipality’s ability to provide water to existing customers
and their planning for the future. New sources of water may be required, and the evaluation
of these new sources should consider potential climate change. Land use activities exert
pressure on water resources.

To anticipate this change in climate and land use activities and to assess its impacts on
water resources is crucial for safeguarding future water supply.

Project duration: 36 months (05.2009 – 04.2012)

Partners: 18 partners from Austria, Slovenia, Romania, Italia, Bulgaria, Grecia, Croatia,
Serbia, Ungaria

From Romania the participants are Romanian Academy, Institute of Geography, National
Meteorological Administration, National Institute of Hidrology and Water Management .
National Institute of Hidrology and Water Management is project partener number 10. Is
involved in three work pacheges :

WP2 - Communication & Dissemination

WP4 - Water resources availability

WP7 - Water Supply Management Measures

The main tasks of the romanian partners in this project are to :

• Analysis of actual status of groundwater resources (available groundwater resources,
abstraction for water suplly from groundwater, groundwater levels tendance) ;

• Evaluation of changes in availability of groundwater resources due to climate change
and human impact (land-use change);

• Study of the recharge conditions in proposed study areas (Banat and Oltenia Plains)
and of the climate change impact on the recharge amount (in cooperation with P8 -
Romanian Academy, Institute of Geography);

• Analysis of Romanian legislation and measures in drinkinig water supply field;

• Participating in developing of new common guidelines with project partners.

Keywords: climate change, impacts on water resources, human impact