Impact of Climate Change on Virtual and Green Water Availability in Arid Regions

Research Idea :
Impact of Climate Change on Virtual and Green Water Availability in Arid Regions

Suitable EIS Journals for Publication of the Findings of this research

International Journal of Hydro-Climatic Engineering

International Journal of Water and Informatics

International Journal of Watershed Management

Pre-requisite :
Hydro-metereological, Future Climate and Water Use Data, Knowledge about Predictive Hydrologic Models.

Justification of the Study : 
Virtual Water is the amount of water used in industries as raw material and Green Water is the volume of water utilized in agriculture.The availability of both of them is important for socio-economic development of any region.As arid regions are characterized by water scarcity,such places will be more vulnerable to climate change impacts.As this two type of water use is important for GDP of any region maintaining a minimum water volume for the said purposes will be important.

Brief Methodology : 
After collecting the relevant data, a meta-heuristic model can be prepared to predict the surface runoff. Commonly used hydrologic Models like HECHMS or an entirely new model can be developed by various meta-heuristic methods for estimation of the runoff and corresponding availability of virtual and green water can be derived by applying the water budget equation and the demand data collected from the study area.

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