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Summary and Final Tasks
In the second part of Module 8 we've looked at climate change and how it might impact future water scenarios. We have seen how climate models apply the best scientific information we have currently available to make predictions for the future under a range of varying conditions. We have seen that all water problems are local, and that water security is not an abstract concern for far-off nations, but a real and specific problem for cities right here in the US. Chances are good that wherever you live, you will see a change in temperature, rainfall, or both in the coming decades. As we move into Module 9, we will consider how current and future water security issues impact political actions, and vice versa.
Reminder - Complete all of the Module 8.2 tasks!
You have reached the end of Module 8.2! Double-check the to-do list on the Module 8.2 Roadmap to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Module 9.
References and Further Reading
Bardsley, T., Wood, A., Hobbins, M., Kirkham, T., Briefer, L., Niermeyer, J., & Burian, S. (2013). Planning for an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Sensitivity Assessment toward Adaptation Planning for Public Water Supply. Earth Interactions, 17(23), 1-26.