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Tim Bardsley, Andrew Wood, Mike Hobbins, Tracie Kirkham, Laura Briefer, Jeff Niermeyer, and Steven Burian

water management has long relied on an assumption of stationarity, future climate change may result in hydrologic regimes not well represented by historically observed records ( Milly et al. 2008 ; Woodhouse et al. 2010 ), rendering this assumption no longer defensible for engineering, planning and management applications ( Craig 2010 ). Improved awareness of decadal or longer-term variations or trends in observed and projected climate changes has thus led water managers to evaluate numerous

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M. Sekhar, M. Shindekar, Sat K. Tomer, and P. Goswami

as a groundwater stressed district because of overutilization of groundwater for irrigation and drinking water needs during the last two decades in comparison to the resulting recharge from rainfall ( Planning Commission 2007 ). Even though there is a national framework for groundwater development and assessment ( GEC 1997 ), this assessment is limited mainly to agricultural regions/watersheds with a minimum scale of about 500 km 2 with little emphasis for urban towns. Hence, water utilities of

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Wondmagegn Yigzaw, Faisal Hossain, and Alfred Kalyanapu

increase in probable maximum precipitation due to LULC change–driven atmospheric processes (i.e., strategic pathway)? 3) What is the potentially worst-case scenario of flooding when there is synergy between both pathways to magnify the impact of one on the other? Answering these questions can strengthen the need to consider future land development and urbanization plans to the dam design procedure. Section 2 of this paper introduces the study area and its attributed characteristics. In section 3

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Mohammad Karamouz, Erfan Goharian, and Sara Nazif

. Stave ( Stave 2003 ) developed an SD model to facilitate stakeholder participation in the water resources planning process in the Las Vegas valley in Nevada. Goharian ( Goharian 2012 ) developed an integrated system dynamics model of the Tehran metropolitan water supply system under climate change. In this study, the developing plans are analyzed to evaluate how prepared the water supply system is to meet the future challenges. The results of this study showed that the surface water cannot support

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Brandon L. Parkes, Hannah L. Cloke, Florian Pappenberger, Jeff Neal, and David Demeritt

1. Introduction With the shift to more risk-based approaches to managing flooding, flood hazard maps and simulation models have assumed new prominence as instruments for informing policy decisions about the regulation of land use and spatial planning, pricing and availability of flood insurance, and the allocation of resources for flood defense schemes. With so much at stake in those decisions, it is important to reduce the uncertainties associated with scientific assessments of flood risk and

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G. T. Aronica and B. Bonaccorso

weather data scarcity, as is the case presented here. Clearly, it is worth bearing in mind that the outputs of such model should be seen as rough estimates of possible future conditions, which can help decision makers to plan adapting strategies for water resources management. Given the small size of the study area (about 400 km 2 ), in the present study no attempt has been made to make use of RCMs. Rather, the potential hydrological impacts of climate change on water resources availability are

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Alfred J. Kalyanapu, A. K. M. Azad Hossain, Jinwoo Kim, Wondmagegn Yigzaw, Faisal Hossain, and C. K. Shum

), understanding flood risk in the vicinity of cities is critical. Improved understanding of flood risk can help the decision makers for practical applications of long-term floodplain planning for cities that are located downstream of critical flood control infrastructure: specifically, flood control dams and artificial reservoirs. These infrastructures are designed to store massive amounts of water to be used for sustenance when demand exceeds natural supply ( Hossain et al. 2012 ). An additional critical

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