Impact assessment / Climate change

Large infrastructural projects exert huge pressure on the water system during and after works. Changes in water quality, ground and surface water levels, etc. may strongly affect nature, agriculture, stability of foundations, etc.
IMDC uses different types of models to study the changes in the water system, allowing for the evaluation of effects on the environment, and to study measures to mitigate the effects. IMDC often provides technical input for EIA.
Climate change influences the hydrologic regime. Using perturbation factors derived from climate models IMDC calculates the effect of changes in temperature and rainfall on discharges using hydrological models. This allows us to take climate change into account when evaluating water resources.