Report No FR/D0015

Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in the United Kingdom
Summary Project Report

Dec 1994

SUMMARY

This report describes the results of a suite of five inter-related studies investigating the potential impacts of climate change on water resources in the UK, commissioned by the Water Directorate of the Department of the Environment.

The five studies addressed the impact of climate change on:

A comprehensive report has been produced for each study, and this report aims just to summarise results. Each study draws a number of important conclusions, but the most general are:

The studies highlighted the differences between different climate change scenarios, and indicated a few areas where physically-based models were needed to improve the simulation of the potential impacts of climate change.

Copies of the report are available from FWR, price 20.00, less 20% to FWR Members.