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.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 September 2006
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/788
This document was published in: Quebec Studies, Vol. 42 (-1), 45–60 (2006)
American Council for Québec Studies.
Alternative version: 10.3828/qs.42.1.45
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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