Water supply policy considering climate change in the Han River basin, South Korea

G. Chung, M. Jeon, J. H. Kim, T. W. Kim

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Abstract

The sustainable development of water resources has been an important issue particularly under the condition of global warming. The future temperature and the amount of rainfall have to be considered when the future water supply policy is determined. In this paper, the future water supply policy is evaluated using the future predicted rainfall. The forecasted total amount of rainfall in year 2100 has not been changed much from the assessment of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2008, but the monthly pattern in the Han River Basin, South Korea has been shifted significantly. Historically, Korea has had the high rainfall during the summer and the spring has experienced drought often. The different rainfall pattern should lead the different reservoir operation policy to supply enough water to users and prevent flood and drought. The water supply system developed using system dynamics approach simulated the different water supply policies under the climate change scenarios. As the results, the reservoir operation has to be changed to prevent flood in spring and drought in winter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarth and Space 2010
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference
Pages3134-3140
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 29
Event12th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2010 Mar 142010 Mar 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2010

Other

Other12th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/3/1410/3/17

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Droughts
  • Floods
  • Korea, South
  • River basins
  • Water supply

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Chung, G., Jeon, M., Kim, J. H., & Kim, T. W. (2010). Water supply policy considering climate change in the Han River basin, South Korea. In Earth and Space 2010: Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (pp. 3134-3140). (Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2010). https://doi.org/10.1061/41096(366)298