a message from the executive director

roy brouwerA changing climate and water security are intricately linked. Rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns disrupt the water cycle in significant ways, affecting water availability, the occurrence of floods and droughts, and biophysical processes that influence water quality.

At the Water Institute we appreciate the complexity of a changing climate, and understand it requires thoughtful and rigorous examination from many angles. Our researchers have steadily contributed to the growing body of international literature on global climate change and its impact on water resources over the past years, and we expect you will see more from them in the years to come.

We are excited to share this special issue of WaterResearch on climate change and water resources management with you.