Eau potable au Québec dans la vallée du Saint-Laurent : l’impact des changements climatiques
|Authors:||Blouin, Sebastien; Lasserre, Frédéric|
|Abstract:||Since 1999, summers have mainly been hot and dry in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region, resulting in important decreases in lake levels and the St. Lawrence River outflow. This phenomenon is in accordance with the expected impacts of climate change in the region: by 2050, global warming should decrease water levels in the Great Lakes by 0.5 to 1 meter and the St. Lawrence River outflow by 20-40%. In Québec, where the St. Lawrence is the source of drinking water for 45% of the population and where recent droughts have forced some municipalities to adopt restrictive measures, public authorities have begun to worry about the sustainability of their water supply.|
|Issue Date:||1 September 2006|
|Open Access Date:||Restricted access|
|This document was published in:||Quebec Studies, Vol. 42 (-1), 45–60 (2006)|
American Council for Québec Studies.
|Collection:||Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture|
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