Mountain stream in winter
by Daniele Penna, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, www.danielepenna.co.nf, Italy
Mountain natural streams and reservoirs have a relevant hydrological and ecological importance since they represent reliable sources of freshwater supply to lowland regions and high-quality habitats for fish and cold-water communities. Moreover, streams in mountain environments are of significant importance for users in several socio-economic sectors, such as agriculture, tourism and hydropower. Given the vulnerability of mountain streams and catchments to the impact of climate changes and the increasing concern about water supply in mountain regions, there is the urgent need for scientists to face integrated, multidisciplinary catchment-scale studies addressing implications of climate change on water resources management and flow regimes.
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Submitted on 02 March 2015
Credit: Daniele Penna (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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