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TitleHistorical climate and stream flow trends and future water demand analysis in the Calgary region, Canada
AuthorChen, Z; Grasby, S E; Osadetz, K G; Fesko, P
SourceWater Science and Technology vol. 53, no. 10, 2006 p. 1-11, https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.291 (Open Access)
Year2006
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 2005341
PublisherIWA Publishing
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceAlberta
NTS82J/07; 82J/08; 82J/09; 82J/10; 82J/11; 82J/14; 82J/15; 82J/16; 82O/01; 82O/02; 82O/03; 82O/04; 82O/05; 82O/06; 82O/07; 82O/08; 82O/09; 82O/10; 82O/11; 82O/12; 82N/08; 82N/09
AreaCalgary; Bow River; Bragg Creek; Banff; Lake Louise; Pipestone
Lat/Long WENS-116.5000 -114.0000 51.7500 50.2500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; hydrogeology; Nature and Environment; watersheds; surface waters; rivers; stream flow; water utilization; resource management; climatology; climate; urban planning; computer simulations; Bow River Basin; population; climate warming; daily maximum temperature; water demand; sustainability
Illustrationssketch maps; time series; graphs; models
ProgramReducing Canada's Vulnerability to Climate Change
AbstractThe city of Calgary has been one of fastest growing cities in Canada in recent years. Rapid population growth and a warming climate trend have raised concerns about sustainable water supply. In this study, historic climate, stream flow and population data are analyzed in order to develop models of future climate trends and river-water resource availability. Daily water demands for the next 60 years were projected using the relationship between daily maximum temperature and water demand under simulated climate and population growth scenarios. To maintain sustainable growth Calgary will require water conservation efforts that reduce per capita water use to less than half of the current level over the next 60 years, an interval when the civic population is expected to be doubled.
GEOSCAN ID221195