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Climatic Change

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 163–179 | Cite as

Climate Variability, Climate Change and Water Resource Management in the Great Lakes

  • Rob C. de Loë
  • Reid D. Kreutzwiser
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Abstract

Water managers always have had to cope with climate variability. All water management practices are, to some extent, a response to natural hydrologic variability. Climate change poses a different kind of problem. Adaptation to climate change in water resource management will involve using the kinds of practices and activities currently being used. However, it remains unclear whether or not practices and activities designed with historical climate variability will be able to cope with future variability caused by atmospheric warming. This paper examines the question of adaptation to climate change in the context of Canadian water resources management, emphasizing issues in the context of the Great Lakes, an important binational water resource.

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Climate Change Water Resource Water Management Resource Management Management Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob C. de Loë
    • 1
  • Reid D. Kreutzwiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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