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2006). In Peru, 10 million residents of Lima depend on freshwater from the Quelcaya Glacier. In many dry, inter-Andean valleys, agriculture relies on glacier runoff. Furthermore, in most Andean countries, hydropower is the major source of energy for electricity generation. Bradley et al. (2006) state as possible practical measures to prepare for, and adapt to, these changes: the conservation of (or price controls on) water supplies in urban areas, a shift to less water-intensive agriculture, the creation of highland reservoirs to stabilize the cycle of seasonal runoff, and a shift to power generation from resources other than hydropower.
This melting snow in spring in the mountains of Turkey, Iran, and Kurdistan causes the rivers Tigris and Euphrates to flood between March and May at a time when the long, hot, dry summer in Iraq is beginning (Sorman et al. 2007). During summer months, the mountain water represents up to 100% of the discharge in the rivers in the lowlands. Snow accumulation therefore acts as a natural storage of water for dry periods. 34 UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT Figure 3-13. River system of the Tigris–Euphrates with mountain range (left); Major climatic zones 1950–2000 according to the Köppen–Geiger system of climate classification (Köppen 1936) adapted according to Hijmans et al.
Generation of Data Acquisition Requests for the ASTER Satellite Instrument for Monitoring a Globally Distributed Target: Glaciers. IEEE Transactions On Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 38 (2), 1105–1112. , and Appenzeller, C. (2004). The role of increasing temperature variability in European summer heatwaves. Nature, 427 332–336. , and de Jong, C. (2004). Snowmelt and sublimation: field experiments and modelling in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 8 (6), 1076–1089.
Climate change and water : international perspectives on mitigation and adaptation by Joel Smith, Carol Howe, Jim Henderson