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Risk Analysis Related to Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Hydropower Production in the Lusatian Neisse River Basin

Institute of Meteorology and Water Management—National Research Institute, ul. Podleśna 61, 01-673 Warszawa, Poland
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Sustainability 2020, 12(12), 5060; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125060
Received: 22 April 2020 / Revised: 16 June 2020 / Accepted: 17 June 2020 / Published: 21 June 2020
Water resources are one of the most important issues affected by climate change. Climate scenarios show that in the upcoming decades, further climate change can occur. It concerns especially air temperature and sunshine duration, whose prognosis indicates a significant rising trend till the end of the century. The goal of the paper was the evaluation of water resources and hydropower production in the future, depending on climate scenarios with a consideration of risk analysis. The analysis was carried out on the basis of observation data for the Lusatian Neisse river basin (Poland) for 1971–2015 and climate projections till 2100 for the RCP2.6 and RCP8.5 (representative concentration pathways) scenarios. The results of the research showed that, especially in terms of RCP8.5, very high risk of decrease in water resources and hydropower production is expected in the future. Therefore, recommendations for mitigation of the possible effects are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: water resources; climate change; environmental flow; hydropower production water resources; climate change; environmental flow; hydropower production
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Adynkiewicz-Piragas, M.; Miszuk, B. Risk Analysis Related to Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Hydropower Production in the Lusatian Neisse River Basin. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5060. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125060

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Adynkiewicz-Piragas M, Miszuk B. Risk Analysis Related to Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Hydropower Production in the Lusatian Neisse River Basin. Sustainability. 2020; 12(12):5060. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125060

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Adynkiewicz-Piragas, Mariusz, and Bartłomiej Miszuk. 2020. "Risk Analysis Related to Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Hydropower Production in the Lusatian Neisse River Basin" Sustainability 12, no. 12: 5060. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125060

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