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Climate change impacts on future water allocation in Tasmania

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 12:06 authored by Adams, K, Graham, B, Gurung, S

Tasmania is fortunate to have been the focus of two major climate change studies in recent years, the Tasmanian Sustainable Yields Project (TasSY) conducted by CSIRO and the Climate Futures for Tasmania Project undertaken by Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) and partners. Both projects identified regions where future water resources are likely to be reduced. The future is likely to see increased competition for water resources in the state and the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) has strategies in place to avoid over allocation in Tasmanian catchments in the future. The outputs from the TasSY project for a future dry scenario have been incorporated into the departments' catchment models. The resulting data set has been used as the basis for determining allocation limits for the main irrigation areas within Tasmania, and has been incorporated into the Departmental web application (Water Assessment Tool) used for assessing new water allocations.

This paper provides detail on the impact of the use of projected climate change data on water resource availability and allocation.

History

Publication title

Proceedings

Pagination

1067-1074

ISBN

9781922107497

Department/School

School of Engineering

Publisher

Engineers Australia

Place of publication

Barton, ACT

Event title

36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water

Event Venue

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Date of Event (Start Date)

2015-12-07

Date of Event (End Date)

2015-12-10

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)

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