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Record number 342919
Title Estimating climate change effects upon flood risk reduction by afforestation
Author(s) Díaz, R.A.; Querner, E.P.
Source In: Regional hydrological impacts of climatic change - impact assessment and decision making; IAHS Publication 295. - Wallingford (UK) : IAHS - ISBN 1901502082 - p. 249 - 253.
Event Wallingford (UK) : IAHS - ISBN 1901502082 Int. Symposium on regional hydrological impacts of climatic variability and change with an emphasis on less developed countries; Goz do Iguaço (Brazil), 2005-04-03/2005-04-09
Department(s) Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
ALTERRA Wageningen UR
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2005
Abstract In areas prone to flooding it is impossible to remove excess water by increasing drainage. Under such conditions a local solution deserves consideration. In this study the impact of afforestation is examined for the Lagunas Encadenadas of Argentina. To assess the sustainability of this intervention, climate change effects should be accounted for. A scenario study was set up to quantify the effects of agroforestry and climate change. Two scenarios of increasing afforestation were considered. The two climate change scenarios differ in how much warmer and wetter it will become in the near future. A representative area was schematized using the hydrological model SIMGRO. Under actual land use, climate change would increase discharge. Under a 5% precipitation increase scenario, afforestation in the lowlands will reduce discharge enough to control flooding. Under a 10% precipitation increase, to obtain a similar discharge reduction will require, in addition, the afforestation of agricultural lands.
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