NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  Black Sea    Freund, E.R., et al, Water Resources of the Black Sea Catchment Under Fut...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  Black Sea    Freund, E.R., et al, Water Resources of the Black Sea Catchment Under Future Climate and Land Use Change Projections , Water 2017 , 9, 598; doi:10.3390/w9080598  http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/8/598/htm ; As water resources become further stressed due to increasing levels of societal demand, understanding the effect of climate and land use change on various components of the water cycle is of strategic importance. In this study we used a previously developed hydrologic model of the Black Sea Catchment (BSC) to assess the impact of potential climate and land use changes on the fresh water availability. The BSC model was built, calibrated, and validated against observed daily river discharge for the period of 1973–2006 using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) as the modeling tool. We employed the A2 and B2 scenarios of 2017–2050 generated by the Danish Regional Climate Model (HIRHAM), and four potential future land use scenarios based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s special report on emissions scenarios (SRES) storylines, to analyze the impact of climate change and land use change on the water resources of the BSC. The detailed modeling and the ensemble of the scenarios showed that a substantial part of the catchment will likely experience a decrease in freshwater resources by 30 to 50%.    This study will also be posted on the 2017 Reports and Publications Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ; Tim SmithSustainable Water Resources CoordinatorGovernment Web Site, https://acwi.gov/Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ;