Argentina has abundant, yet, unevenly distributed water resources. Argentina faces the challenges of changing precipitation patterns, melting of water reserves in glaciers and high peaks, and potential impacts from sea level rise along coasts. Most economic activity in Argentina requires reliable and abundant water availability, from extraction, to agriculture, to industry, and human health. Reductions in water availability in regions that are projected to experience increased probabilities of drought could have strong impacts on local economies and production. Similarly, the projected increases in extreme precipitation events exposes urban and urban areas to flooding. While Argentina has invested in infrastructure to protect from flooding, precipitation events continue to cause damages (3rd National communication, 2015). While most of the population has access to water there are disparities in quality and reliability of water across the country (WHO, 2015).
This section allows you to gain insights into climate change impacts on hydrological statistics based on climate future scenarios.