Climate Change Impacts on the Water Cycle, Resources and Qualit

Authors: M. Moren-Abat, P. Quevauviller, L. Feyen, A. Heiskanen, P. Noges, A.L. Solheim, E. Lipiatou - ENGLISH - 2006 - 154 pgs.

Abstract: Climate change resulting from human activity is already starting to have negative impacts on our way of life. It is likely that climate change is to blame for the increasing frequency of natural hazards (floods, heat waves, droughts, forest fires, etc). There is growing evidence that temperature rises and changing precipitation patterns will exacerbate the already acute water shortage problem in the southern and south-eastern regions of Europe. Changes are expected in the frequency and intensity of droughts and floods, and these could cause significant financial and human loss throughout Europe.