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Desalination & Climate Change

About the Desalination & Climate Change Inspector

    The "Desalination & Climate Change" study is one of twelve studies within AGEDI's "Local, National, and Regional Climate Change (LNRCC) Programme. The study assessed impacts on the Arabian Gulf from an intensification of desalination activities combined with climate change up through the middle of the 21st Century. A research team led by Jose Edson Pereira from the Oceanography Institute of the University of Sao Paulo carried out the study. ​ 

     The main objective of the Inspector is to offer comprehensive online access to the outputs of the study, including all maps & animations produced as well as all output databases developed in order to help stakeholders and researchers alike to explore the results of the assessment in detail. Over 150 downloadable maps/videos are included in the Desalination & Climate Change Inspector, together with the georeferenced datasets underlying these maps. The study did not model sea level rise due to current limitations in global circulation models' capability of adequately representing global thermal expansion of the oceans and deglaciation dynamics.

​    For a discussion of the underlying methodology, models, data sources, and key assumptions, please see the accompanying technical reports which are accessible from the main Desalination & Climate Change page