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Anthropogenic changes in the landscape hydrology of the Berlin-Brandenburg region

  • For decades, water resources have been used intensively for drinking water, industry, agriculture and energy production. This paper summarises the main anthropogenic influences on the water cycle in a Pleistocene landscape and associated geochemical reactions. The results allow the identification and description of the main hydraulic and geochemical processes that control water and solute fluxes in different hydrological compartments, in particular recharge and discharge regions. Under progressive climate change, this process-based knowledge should be used to adapt land and water management to minimise negative impacts on hydrological resources and stabilise the regional water balance in theBerlin-Brandenburg Pleistocene landscape. Based on these results, a risk assessment approach for validation of future management strategies under changing climate conditions is presented.

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Author:Christoph Merz, Asaf Pekdeger
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2012/02/22
Publishing Institution:Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Release Date:2012/02/22
Tag:Pleistozän; Region Berlin-Brandenburg; Wassermanagement
Berlin-Brandenburg; Climate Change; Pleistocene landscape; Water and solutes flux; Water management
GND Keyword:Klimaänderung; Ökosystem; Wasserhaushalt
Source:Global change : challenges for regional water resources (Die Erde : Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin ; 142, 1-2). Berlin, S. 21-39
Institutes:BBAW / Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Globaler Wandel
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften
Schriftenreihen in Einzelbeiträgen:BBAW / Materialien der Interdisziplinären Arbeitsgruppen und Initiativen / Global change : challenges for regional water resources