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Droughts and water management in England and Wales: with particular reference to reservoirs and lakes

Marsh, Terry. 2012 Droughts and water management in England and Wales: with particular reference to reservoirs and lakes. In: Bengtsson, Lars; Herschy, Reginald W.; Fairbridge, Rhodes W., (eds.) Encyclopedia of lakes and reservoirs. Dordrecht, Springer, 224-231. (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series).

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Abstract/Summary

Reservoirs and lakes are major sources of water supply, power generation and ecological diversity; they also have considerable amenity value and commonly provide extensive recreational opportunities. In most countries they constitute a primary component in water resources management systems which help bolster resilience to periods of drought. During dry episodes especially, careful stewardship and management of water bodies is essential to ensure that, with temperatures and water demand increasing, drought impacts on both human and wildlife populations are moderated. Here, the impact of droughts over the last 50 years on reservoirs and lakes in England and Wales is reviewed in the context of refinements in water management strategies and the challenges posed by global warming.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water > WA Topic 1 - Variability and Change in Water Systems
CEH Sections: Boorman
ISBN: 9781402056161
Additional Keywords: water resources, reservoirs, droughts, climate change
NORA Subject Terms: Hydrology
Date made live: 01 Aug 2012 10:49
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/15289

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