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Water quality index assessment under climate change

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dc.contributor.author El-Jabi, Nassir
dc.contributor.author Caissie, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Turkkan, Noyan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-05T14:08:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-05T14:08:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-19
dc.identifier.citation El-Jabi, N., Caissie, D. & Turkkan, N. (2014). Water quality index assessment under climate change. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 2014 (6): 533-542. en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 10.4236/jwarp.2014.66052
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/324
dc.description This article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jwarp.2014.66052 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Surface water quality may change in the future due to climatic variability as natural processes will most likely be modified by anthropogenic activities. As such, stream temperature is very likely to change as well which will impact on surface water quality and aquatic ecosystem dynamics. The present study focused on improving modelling of surface water quality indices and water quality parameters under various climate change scenarios in relationship with stream temperature. Future climate data were extracted from the Canadian Coupled General Climate Model (CGCM 3.1/ T63) under the greenhouse emission scenarios B1 and A2, as defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This study illustrates the usefulness of the stream temperature models, coupled with Climate Change Scenarios to predict the evolution of future stream water temperature regimes and associated biogeochemical water quality parameters pertaining to drinking water quality. The specific objectives of the present study were to analyze the surface water quality of 15 rivers in New Brunswick (Canada) on the basis of 9 parameters under climate change. A Weighed Method and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Method were used to assess the water quality for each river under present and future climate. The knowledge gained from this study will enable engineers and water resources managers to better understand river thermal regimes and climate change impact on water quality related to Drinking Surface Water. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship The New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing en_GB
dc.subject Water quality en_GB
dc.subject Water Quality Index en_GB
dc.subject Climatic variability en_GB
dc.subject Climate change en_GB
dc.title Water quality index assessment under climate change en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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