Climate change has many effects on the hydrological cycle, intensifying the discordance between historical and operational hydrology. Simultaneously, rapid population growth and economic development have increased sectoral water demands and changing land use patterns. Thus, climate change is inevitably influencing the operational performance of reservoirs and will cause deterioration in reservoir vulnerability. This chapter briefly reviews some recent work related to climate change and presents examples considering climate change characteristics. It also presents the possible effects of climate change on water resources and then discusses performance metrics of reservoirs, including time- and volume-based reliability, resilience, and vulnerability and provides a systematic approach to studying the effects of climate change on the performance of reservoirs. The multipurpose Pong and Bhakra reservoirs in northern India were used as illustrative case studies.
|Title of host publication||Water and Climate Change|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sustainable Development, Environmental and Policy Issues|
|Editors||Trevor M. Letcher|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|