Hydrology and Water Resources: Current Research

Climate Change Impacts on Urban Water Supplies

Climate change impacts on urban and suburban water supplies have the potential to affect a significant portion of the Pacific Northwest's (PNW) population. According to a recent report from Northwest Environment Watch, more than 50% of the region's population (including British Columbia) is concentrated in the seven most populous metropolitan areas of the PNW (The Cascadia Scorecard, 2004).

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is involved in several consultancy-based climate change studies for PNW urban water supplies. These projects, which are typically funded by utilities, draw on climate change research and methodologies developed by CIG researchers.

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