Changes in climatologically and hydrological conditions as well as changes in political, economic, social and legal contexts directly posed new challenges on water management. Since the pressure resulting from these changes is very specific to local conditions, it is of eminent importance to use and further develop concepts and methodologies for water management within individual catchments. Considering changes and adaptation in water management systems and water use possible future adaptation strategies need to balance water availability and use as well as protection and risks.
D Jacob, BJJM van den Hurk. Climate Change Scenarios at the global and local scale
Climate Change and Adaptation in the Water sector, 2008, Earthscan