Despite growing recognition of the importance of climate change adaptation, few global estimates of the costs involved are available for the water supply sector. We present a methodology for estimating partial global and regional adaptation costs for raw industrial and domestic water supply, for a limited number of adaptation strategies, and apply the method using results of two climate models.

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Ward, Philip J.
Strzepek, Kenneth M
Pauw, W Pieter
Brander, Luke M
Hughes, Gordon A
Aerts, Jeroen C. J. H.

Ward, Philip J.; Strzepek, Kenneth M; Pauw, W Pieter; Brander, Luke M; Hughes, Gordon A; Aerts, Jeroen C J H (2010): Partial costs of global climate change adaptation for the supply of raw industrial and municipal water: a methodology and application. In: Environmental Research Letters 5 (2010) 044011, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/4/044011.

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