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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Potential climate change impacts on water resources in the Buyo Lake Basin (Southwest of Ivory Coast)


Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 1094–1111

 Potential climate change impacts on water resources in the Buyo Lake Basin (Southwest of Ivory Coast)

Tanoh Jean-Jacques Koua1, Jean Patrice Jourda2, Kan Jean Kouame3, Kouao Armand Anoh4, Daniela Balin5, and Stuart N. Lane6

1 Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Applied to Hydrogeology, Félix Houphouet-Boigny University of Cocody-Abidjan, Ivory Coast
2 Centre Universitaire de Recherche et d'Application en Télédétection (CURAT), U.F.R des Sciences de la Terre et des Ressources Minières (STRM), Université Félix Houphouët Boigny de Cocody, 22 B.P. 801 Abidjan 22, Côte d'Ivoire
3 Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Applied to Hydrogeology, Félix Houphouet-Boigny University of Cocody-Abidjan, Ivory Coast
4 Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Applied to Hydrogeology, Félix Houphouet-Boigny University of Cocody-Abidjan, Ivory Coast
5 Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
6 Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Original language: English

Received 7 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The sensitivity of subtropical African river basins to possible future climate change is a matter of some concern. In Ivory Coast, previous works on climate change impacts predict a decrease in annual average water resource by the 2080s between 6.9% and 8.4%. This is a potentially serious issue because of a series of historical resource management decisions that have increased dependence upon water use, such as through major dam building schemes. This paper focuses upon the Buyo Lake catchment, a central resource for the Ivorian people with the aim of providing future water resource scenarios, under climate change so as to develop appropriate adaptation policies. The study applied simulations from the UKMO climate model, HadGEM1 from the ENSEMBLES project 2009, with the A1B emissions scenario in continuous simulation. Daily climate data such as rainfall, temperature, wind speed and relative humidity were input to the SWAT hydrological model. The simulations were performed after model calibration. Analysis focuses on the periods 1950-1979 (baseline), 2035-2064 (2050 horizon) and 2064-2093 (2080 horizon).The results showed that the entire basin of Buyo could experience a serious temperature elevation of +1.34

Author Keywords: Climate change, Water, Modeling, Simulation, Buyo, Ivory Coast, Watershed.


How to Cite this Article


Tanoh Jean-Jacques Koua, Jean Patrice Jourda, Kan Jean Kouame, Kouao Armand Anoh, Daniela Balin, and Stuart N. Lane, “Potential climate change impacts on water resources in the Buyo Lake Basin (Southwest of Ivory Coast),” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1094–1111, September 2014.