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Adaptive water management in relation to climate change

Climate change has a major impact on our water systems. As a result of higher temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and sea level rise, the demand for water and the risk of flooding increase.

The reliability of water for crop production declines.

The question is how farmers and water managers adapt to the changing rainfall patterns. Do they use a different crop plan, do they cultivate a smaller area, or do they enlarge the water storage capacity? It is also about the best alternative from an economic perspective. Are the investment of water managers in larger tanks for a more reliable water supply economically, for example for an additional crop yields?
The aim of this project is to study the possible adaptation strategies and measures for water management to adapt to climate change.