Adapting to the Loss of Glaciers in the Andes

Staff: Purkey, D. ; Escobar, M.
Date: 2008-2009
Client/Funder: World Bank

Research Area(s): Water Resources

Description: This project focused on assessing potential changes in the watersheds of the Andes Mountains in Peru associated with the loss of glaciers due to climate change. WEAP was enhanced to represent the evolution of glaciers under various future climate scenarios. Case studies for three watersheds in Peru investigated the water management implications of the loss of glaciers.