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Quantifying Future Water Availability in a Changing Climate

November 18, 2014 - 12:45pm to 4:00pm

Creekside Community Centre

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver BC

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In 2007, PCIC commenced a multi-year project to quantify the hydrologic impact of climate change in four select watersheds in BC, the Fraser, Peace, Campbell and Columbia, using updated data and peer-reviewed methodology. The hydrologic projections will soon be made available via a web-based data portal. The information being made available include projections of gridded surface runoff, baseflow, evaporation, snow water equivalent, and soil moisture for an area of 430,000 km2 at a resolution of approximately 30 km2. Additionally, routed streamflow will be available for 114 hydrometric sites.

At this Canadian Water Resources Association BC Branch workshop, PCIC researchers will provide a summary of results and explain the methodology, uncertainties and limitations of PCIC’s climatic and hydrologic projections. They will also discuss the data portal that will make the results of this project available via an intuitive, point-and-click web-based interface.

Register online or see the agenda for this workshop.