Impacts of climate change on surface water quality in relation to drinking water production

  • Delpla I
  • Jung A
  • Baures E
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Besides climate change impacts on water availability and hydrological risks, the consequences on water quality is just beginning to be studied. This review aims at proposing a synthesis of the most recent existing interdisciplinary literature on the topic. After a short presentation about the role of the main factors (warming and consequences of extreme events) explaining climate change effects on water quality, the focus will be on two main points. First, the impacts on water quality of resources (rivers and lakes) modifying parameters values (physico-chemical parameters, micropollutants and biological parameters) are considered. Then, the expected impacts on drinking water production and quality of supplied water are discussed. The main conclusion which can be drawn is that a degradation trend of drinking water quality in the context of climate change leads to an increase of at risk situations related to potential health impact.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Greenhouse Effect
  • Bacterial Toxins/toxicity
  • Carbon/analysis
  • Cyanobacteria/pathogenicity
  • Disinfectants/analysis
  • Droughts
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Floods
  • Fresh Water/*chemistry/microbiology
  • Marine Toxins/toxicity
  • Microcystins/toxicity
  • Nitrogen/analysis
  • Phosphorus/analysis
  • Temperature
  • Water Pollutants/*analysis
  • Water Supply/*analysis

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  • I Delpla

  • A V Jung

  • E Baures

  • M Clement

  • O Thomas

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