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Climate Change and the Demand for Water

By: Paul Herrington

164 pages, Figs, tabs

Department of the Environment / Department of Transport

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #54123 | ISBN: 0117531383
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Investigates possible effects of climate change on the demands for water in the UK. Attention focuses on the public water supply and direct abstractions for the period up to 2021 in southern and eastern England and Wales.


Part 1 Water demand analyses and forecasts in the absence of climate change: past and present demands for water in England and Wales; climate factors and the demand for water; the behaviour of peak demands; public water suppply forecast - methods and practice; direct abstractions forecasts - methods and practice. Part 2 New public water supply analyses: Thames Water London supply area - monthly public water supply variations; Cambridge Water Company - peak seven day and annual average demands; Lee Valley Water Company - week-to-week public water supply variations; Southern Water - putting peak seven day equations to the test. Part 3 Demand forecasts incorporating climate change: public water supplies - the econometric approach; domestic demands - the micro-components approach; industrial and commercial PWS demands with climate change; demands for direct abstractions with climate change.

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