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The important topic of this publication is targeted at the analyses and the implications which emerged from the foreign examine undertaking BRAHMATWINN backed by way of ecu fee (EC) and carried out in the course of 2006 – 2009. The publication highlights the achievements of BRAHMATWINN to hold out a harmonised built-in water assets administration (IWRM) strategy as addressed via the ecu Water Initiative (EWI) in headwater river structures of alpine mountain massifs. The latter are already impacted from weather switch, and the BRAHMATWINN venture proven move IWRM services, techniques and instruments according to case stories performed in twinning ecu and Asian river basins. The undertaking addresses all vital IWRM matters in a balanced manner, together with clash answer within the trans- boundary Danube and Brahmaputra River Basins in Europe and South Asia respectively.

This publication should be worthwhile to researchers, execs, managers and choice makers linked to learn and alertness of sustainable built-in land and water assets administration (ILWRM) within the backdrop of weather swap.

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1 Objectives The overall objective of the hydrological modelling study within the BRAHMATWINN project was to quantify the historical and projected water balances of the UDRB and the UBRB and to provide insight into the distributed hydrological dynamics within both twinning basins. at W. Regionalization of the modelled climate times series for the past and the projected IPCC scenarios provided by the climate modellers. Applying the DANUBIA hydrological basin model component (Mauser and Ludwig 2002; Mauser and Bach 2009) to model the water balances at different time intervals.

J Hydrol 296:1–22 MEA (Millenium Ecosystem Assessment) (2005) Ecosystems and human well-being: synthesis. Island Press, Washington, DC. org SAC—Space Application Center of India (2011) National Wetland Atlas, SAC/EPSA/ABHG/NWIA/ ATLAS/34/2011. Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India, 310 p Zalewski M (2000) Ecohydrology—the scientific background to use ecosystem properties as management tools toward sustainability of water resources. Ecol Eng 16:1–8 8 Large Scale Distributed Hydrological Modelling Monika Prasch, Thomas Marke, Ulrich Strasser and Wolfram Mauser The impact of climate change on water resources is one of the most essential issues for the population of mountain areas and their forelands in the future (Barnett et al.

2 Mean monthly temperature ( upper lines) and precipitation from CCLM projections ( CCLM) and bias ­corrected projections ( CCLM_DEB) are compared to the observed data ( CRU; Mitchell and Jones 2005) for the period (1971–2000). (Adapted from Dobler et al. 2011) The reasons are (a) the longer experience in application of CCLM in Europe and (b) the less complex European climate regime. 3 shows the annual temperature and summer/monsoon precipitation trends in the UDRB and UBRB, respectively. Average temperature increase is projected up to 5 °C in 2100 in the UBRB and up to 4 °C in the UDRB.

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