Impact of Climate Change on Water Demand - Main Report
This project assessed the impact of climate change on water demand for use by water companies in their demand forecasts.
Five case studies were analysed to derive relationships between water use and variations in weather. These relationships were then used with UKCP09 climate projections to derive estimates of the impact of climate change on household water demand for each UK River Basin District.
The results suggest that climate change will cause annual average UK household demand to increase by about 0.6% between 2012 and 2040 with largest increases expected in the South of England.
No significant effect was found for non-household demand, except for agriculture and horticulture in the Kent case study.
This report and the accompanying Excel-based look-up tables provide water resources planners with empirical estimates of the impact of climate change for their area, supply the evidence for the predictions, and enable water resources planners to update their 2014 WRMPs.
This report is supplied and sold as a set with 13/CL/04/13 for £500.
|UKWIR Reference :- 13/CL/04/12||Published Date :- 19/06/2013|
|Retail Price (£) :- 31||ISBN :- 1 84057 684 7|
Supporting Material and Reports
| Impact of Climate Change on Water Demand - Main Report CD|
|Impact of Climate Change on Water Demand - Horticulture and Agriculture Case Study Report|