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The Life-MEDACC Project was present at the International Scientific Conference "Our Common Future Under Climate Change" that took place in Paris (France) on july the 7th to the 10th

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A poster was presented under the title “Changes in extreme hydrological events in highly regulated river basins of Catalonia (NE Spain): discerning between climate change processes and water resources management”.

To understand how extreme precipitation events propagate spatially in the river basins is a high priority in the Mediterranean region, where heavy precipitation events and droughts are frequent. Nevertheless, the evolution of extreme hydrological events may be different to that observed by precipitation extremes, given strong land cover changes and/or river regulation, water management practices and water uses. In this study we analyse the evolution of extreme climate and hydrological events in the past five decades in highly regulated basins of Catalonia (NE Spain). The basins have their headwaters in the Catalan Pyrenees and they have been highly regulated by numerous dams in the second half of the twentieth century.

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