Climate Change

As changes in the Earth’s climate become more evident instances of water shortage and excess are becoming increasingly frequent throughout the world.

The challenge

Weather conditions vary from place to place and from time to time. However our climate has never seen such quick and drastic changes in a short period as in the past two decades. Our challenge lies in understanding the negative and positive aspects of climate change and how to react and adapt on these changes in the best possible way.

The approach

FutureWater investigates the basis of current climate change scenarios and their uncertainties and suggests how our water management could adapt in the best possible way. To do so we make use of simulation models and have developed downscaling methodologies for climate change scenarios to analyze water management options for the future.

The following projects highlight our approach: