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Figure chemical/x-pdb Annual water stress for present conditions and projections for two scenarios
Left: present climate; middle: projection for 2050 based on Economy First scenario, median of general circulation models — regional climate models (GCM-RCM) combinations; right: projection for 2050 based on Sustainability Eventually scenario, median of GCM-RCM combinations. Yellow: low water stress (withdrawals-to-availability ratio: 0–0.2); orange: mild water stress (withdrawals-to-availability ratio: 0.2–0.4); red: severe water stress (withdrawals-to-availability ratio: > 0.4).
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File EEA - Climate change issues
Width is 320 Duration is 517.34 Video Type is Flash FLV Height is 180
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Article Looking beneath the surface: how good is our water?
Water is critical for life and is integral to virtually all economic activities, including food production and industry. Not only is clean water a prerequisite for human health and well-being, it provides aquatic habitats that support healthy freshwater ecosystems.
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Publication Mapping the impacts of natural hazards and technological accidents in Europe
The report assesses the occurrence and impacts of disasters and the underlying hazards such as storms, extreme temperature events, forest fires, water scarcity and droughts, floods, snow avalanches, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and technological accidents in Europe for the period 1998-2009.
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Figure Observed drought episodes in Europe (1971–2011)
A country is coloured with orange if drought episodes have occurred in that country during the reference decade, regardless of their temporal and spatial (local or nationwide) scale. No distinction between the severity, the frequency and the extent of the events is made.
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Figure D source code Occurrence of drought (left) and water scarcity (right) in RBMPs
Occurrence of Drought in EU RBDs, according to RBMP assessment plus MS information
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Figure Precipitation versus agricultural demand patterns
Monthly agricultural water demand (in%) of total versus monthly rainfall (in% of yearly total)
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Publication Safe water and healthy water services in a changing environment
This report summarises existing knowledge of climate change impacts on water services and health; the nature and effectiveness of the policy response; and the coverage and gaps in existing assessments of these themes.
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Video Water and preparing for scarcity
The European Environment Agency launched a new report on the need for an efficient use of water resources at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France. This short interview with Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of EEA, gives a short introduction to the pressures Europe's water resources are facing, the policy debate in Europe and the importance of being able to put a value on this vital resource.
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Publication Water resources across Europe — confronting water scarcity and drought
This report provides an up-to-date assessment of water resources across Europe.
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