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Assessment of Water Security in Grand River Watershed, South-western Ontario, Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Daggupati, Prasad Kaur, Baljeet 2019-05-15T18:43:25Z 2019-04 2019-04-25 2019-05-15
dc.description.abstract Increasing water demand compounded by climate variability has put immense pressure on freshwater resources, and on water security, thus threatening sustainable water management all around the world. Understanding the spatio-temporal variability of water security can, therefore, play a pivotal role in sustainable management of freshwater resources. One of the various methods used for analyzing the spatio-temporal variability of freshwater resources and water security is, classifying the freshwater resources into blue and green water and estimating water scarcity. Using this approach, the objective of this study is to analyze the water security situation of the Grand River Watershed (GRW), using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) under present (1950-2015) and future scenario (2035-2099). It was observed that freshwater resources followed the pattern of weather variables like precipitation and temperature. Blue water scarcity was found to be high in urban areas and green water scarcity reached its peak in agricultural areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Blue water en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Grand River Watershed en_US
dc.subject Green water en_US
dc.subject RCP en_US
dc.subject SWAT en_US
dc.subject Water security en_US
dc.title Assessment of Water Security in Grand River Watershed, South-western Ontario, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
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