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000031817 041__ $$aEnglish
000031817 100__ $$aBharati, L.
000031817 100__ $$a Lacombe, G.
000031817 100__ $$a Gurung, P.
000031817 100__ $$a Jayakody, P.
000031817 100__ $$a Hoanh, C. T.
000031817 100__ $$a Smakhtin, V.
000031817 245__ $$aThe Impacts of Water Infrastructure and Climate Change on the Hydrology of the Upper Ganges River Basin.
000031817 245__ $$bGlacier Systems and Seasonal Snow Cover in six Major Asian River Basins
000031817 260__ $$c2011
000031817 260__ $$bInternational Water Management Institute (IWMI)
000031817 260__ $$aColombo, Sri Lanka
000031817 490__ $$aIWMI Research Report
000031817 490__ $$b142
000031817 520__ $$aThis study assessed the variability of flows under present and 'naturalized' basin conditions in the Upper Ganges Basin (UGB). Furthermore, the PRECIS regional climate model (RCM) was used to generate climate projections for the UGB, with subsequent simulations of future river flows. Results show that the annual average precipitation, actual evapotranspiration (ET) and net water yields of the whole basin were 1,192 mm, 416 mm and 615 mm, respectively. Precipitation, ET and water yields were found to be higher in the forested and mountainous upper areas of the UGB. On an annual average, present-day flows throughout UGB are about 2-8% lower than under naturalized conditions. Dry and wet season flows under climate change (CC) scenario A2 are lower than that under present climate conditions at upstream locations, but higher at downstream locations of UGB. Flows under CC scenario B2 are systematically higher and lower than that under CC scenario A2 during dry and wet seasons, respectively.
000031817 653__ $$aIrrigation water
000031817 653__ $$a Water yield
000031817 653__ $$a Water balance
000031817 653__ $$a Statistical methods
000031817 653__ $$a Evapotranspiration
000031817 653__ $$a Precipitation
000031817 653__ $$a Simulation models
000031817 653__ $$a Hydrology
000031817 653__ $$a Climate change
000031817 653__ $$a River basins
000031817 653__ $$a Water resources.
000031817 8564_ $$uhttp://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Publications/IWMI_Research_Reports/PDF/PUB142/RR142.pdf$$yExternal link
000031817 980__ $$aREPORT