News

As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them

From Democratic Underground

Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat. This is the result of a study published in Environmental Research Letters and led by the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. The team simulated the effect of climatic change on glaciers across the European Alps and estimated that two thirds of the effect on seasonal water availability could be avoided when storing water in areas becoming ice free.

Read the entire article here >> http://www.democraticunderground.com/1127101699?utm_content=buffera0ec7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer