1 Department of Policy Analysis, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Aarhus University3 unknown
Future changes in water availability with climate change and changes in water use due to socio-economic development are to occur in parallel. In an integrated analysis we bring together these aspects of global change in a consistent manner, and analyse the water stress situation in Europe. We find that today high water stress exists in one-fifth of European river basin area. Under a scenario projection, increases in water use throughout Eastern Europe are accompanied by decreases in water availability in most of Southern Europe--combining these trends leads to a marked increase in water stress in Europe.
Integrated Assessment, 2002, Vol 3, Issue 1, p. 15-29