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DOI 10.1007/s35147-023-1811-9
Title (Primary) Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Talsperren und mögliche Anpassungsstrategien
Author Rinke, K.; Schultze, M.; Thober, S.; Mi, C.; Cöster, D.; Shatwell, T.
Source Titel WasserWirtschaft
Year 2023
Department SEEFO; CHS
Volume 113
Issue 6
Page From 20
Page To 23
Language deutsch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract How climate change will affect reservoirs and potential adaptation strategies

Climate change is strongly affecting lakes and reservoirs worldwide and climate modellers provide detailed information on different trajectories of future climates enfolding warming rates between ca. 2K (optimistic scenario RCP2.6) and 6K (pessimistic scenario RCP8.5) until 2100. Although these predictions provide insights into future conditions it is often difficult for practitioners to translate this climate information into applicable knowledge for their management. This is also true for reservoir managers who have to balance many different aspects at the same time (e.g. reservoir purpose, local specialities or technical specifications). Appropriate impact model tools therefore require to acount for local features and require rigorous validation and uncertainty assessment. We demonstrate such a translation process by linking impact models (reservoir model CEQUAL & catchment model mHM) to climate forecasts for Germany’s largest drinking water reservoir (Rappbode reservoir) in order to identify problematic developments and potential solutions.
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Rinke, K., Schultze, M., Thober, S., Mi, C., Cöster, D., Shatwell, T. (2023):
Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Talsperren und mögliche Anpassungsstrategien
WasserWirtschaft 113 (6), 20 - 23 10.1007/s35147-023-1811-9