Quantitative Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability of Irrigation Demands in Mediterranean Europe


General Information:

Author: Garrote, L. et al

Year of publication: 2015

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Details: Climate vulnerability of irrigation demands

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Continental

Details: Analyzing river basin districs in southern Europe

Assesment to be used by which target audience: No information

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Report and vulnerability maps and graphs


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Europe

Potential geographic coverage: Southern Europe

Sectors covered: Water sector

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Based on Water Availability and Adaptation Policy Assessment (WAAPA). Aggregation of data to sub-basins; evaluation of water resources under climate scenarios; identification of Maximum Potential withdrawl from irrigation. From this adaptation need were identified and modelled

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Vulnerability, sensitivity

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Water scarcity

Details: Depends on use of climate model

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Data on natural streamflow, elevation derivates, storage volume of basins, regional climate models, population data, irrigation data, data on irrigated areas

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Depends on use of climate model (no information in source)

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options

Details: Effects of adaptation options are modelled based on the calculated climate change impact on water basins

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Partly

Details: Depends on use of climate change models (no information in scource)


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: Garrote, L. et al.

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