Abstract

The vulnerability of water resources in Western Balkan States of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia is analyzed in this study. Due to absence of comprehensive data sets, the pool of available information was examined to define gaps and inconsistencies that hinder the initiation of in-depth water resource analyses. Comparative analysis of these four non-EU former Yugoslav republics indicated that lack of reliable data is a main issue that hinders estimation of existing and future states of water resources. Nevertheless, obtained results suggest high vulnerability of water resources. Defined circumstances, however, hindered any coordinated efforts to adequately manage the water management system and resist more frequent severe weather events predicted by climate changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World's Most Crucial Resource
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages301-327
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780128096055
ISBN (Print)9780128093306
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2016

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Water resources
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Climate change

Keywords

  • Climate changes
  • Former yugoslav republics
  • Information scarcity
  • Socioeconomic situation
  • Water management system
  • Water resources
  • Western balkan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Comparative Analysis of Existing Water Resources Data in the Western Balkan States of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. / Markovski, J.; Hristovski, Kiril; Olson, Larry.

Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World's Most Crucial Resource. Elsevier Inc., 2016. p. 301-327.

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Markovski, J. ; Hristovski, Kiril ; Olson, Larry. / Comparative Analysis of Existing Water Resources Data in the Western Balkan States of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World's Most Crucial Resource. Elsevier Inc., 2016. pp. 301-327
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