Integrating a climate change assessment tool into stakeholder-driven water management decision-making processes in California

David R. Purkey, Annette Huber-Lee, David N. Yates, William Hanemann, Susan Herrod-Julius

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Abstract

There is an emerging consensus in the scientific community that climate change has the potential to significantly alter prevailing hydrologic patterns in California over the course of the 21st Century. This is of profound importance for a system where large investments have been made in hydraulic infrastructure that has been designed and is operated to harmonize dramatic temporal and spatial water supply and water demand variability. Recent work by the authors led to the creation of an integrated hydrology/water management climate change impact assessment framework that can be used to identify tradeoffs between important ecosystem services provided by the California water system associated with future climate change and to evaluate possible adaptation strategies. In spite of the potential impact of climate change, and the availability of a tool for investigating its dimensions, actual water management decision-making processes in California have yet to fully integrate climate change analysis into their planning dialogues. This paper presents an overview of decision-making processes ranked based on the application of a 3S: Sensitivity, Significance, and Stakeholder support, standard, which demonstrates that while climate change is a crucial factor in virtually all water-related decision making in California, it has not typically been considered, at least in any analytical sense. The three highest ranked processes are described in more detail, in particular the role that the new analytical framework could play in arriving at more resilient water management decisions. The authors will engage with stakeholders in these three processes, in hope of moving climate change research from the academic to the policy making arena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis
Pages315-329
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis - Bonn, Germany
Duration: Feb 23 2005Feb 25 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis
CountryGermany
CityBonn
Period2/23/052/25/05

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water management
stakeholder
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twenty first century
water demand
policy making
ecosystem service
hydrology
water supply
infrastructure
hydraulics
water

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Hydrologic models
  • Stakeholders
  • Water planning
  • Water resource planning models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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Purkey, D. R., Huber-Lee, A., Yates, D. N., Hanemann, W., & Herrod-Julius, S. (2007). Integrating a climate change assessment tool into stakeholder-driven water management decision-making processes in California. In Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis (pp. 315-329) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5591-1-19

Integrating a climate change assessment tool into stakeholder-driven water management decision-making processes in California. / Purkey, David R.; Huber-Lee, Annette; Yates, David N.; Hanemann, William; Herrod-Julius, Susan.

Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis. 2007. p. 315-329.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Purkey, DR, Huber-Lee, A, Yates, DN, Hanemann, W & Herrod-Julius, S 2007, Integrating a climate change assessment tool into stakeholder-driven water management decision-making processes in California. in Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis. pp. 315-329, International Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis, Bonn, Germany, 2/23/05. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5591-1-19
Purkey DR, Huber-Lee A, Yates DN, Hanemann W, Herrod-Julius S. Integrating a climate change assessment tool into stakeholder-driven water management decision-making processes in California. In Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis. 2007. p. 315-329 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5591-1-19
Purkey, David R. ; Huber-Lee, Annette ; Yates, David N. ; Hanemann, William ; Herrod-Julius, Susan. / Integrating a climate change assessment tool into stakeholder-driven water management decision-making processes in California. Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis. 2007. pp. 315-329
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