Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin

Climate change can influence the quality and quantity of water resources, therefore understanding relevant changes and trends is increasingly important for Basin communities and resource managers.  Link to Full Report or Highlights.  Written by Martin Carver for the Columbia Basin Trust, the report includes: 

  • an overview of Columbia Basin water resources, from glaciers to groundwater, and pressures on them
  • anticipated effects of climate change on various types of water resources in the Basin
  • status and scope of water monitoring efforts in the region 
  • an outline of opportunities to fill knowledge gaps about water resources to support a range of activities such as ecosystem stewardship and community water supply planning.

Other resources

Pike et al. 2010. Chapter 16: Climate Change Effects on Watershed Processes in British Columbia. Forest Science Program, Land Management Handbook.

Various. 2016. Building Resilience at the Water’s Edge. 2016. River Network, Boulder CO