Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Bulgaria.

Impacts Water

Bulgaria is endowed with abundant freshwater resources and favorable soul and climatic conditions compared to other European countries. These are concentrated along major waterways, river basins, and snow although only 2% of the territory is covered in freshwater bodies and vary by season. In 2015, the main economic sectors used 4,735 million m3 of which 86% was used by industry, 8% was used by agriculture, 5% was used for private household consumption, and 1% was used in the service industry (National statistics, 2015). In the case of water related hazards such as flooding and drought, it is important to invest in early warning, infrastructure to mitigate expected risks, integrated water management systems. The country has up to 21.3 km3 in long-term annual renewable water resources, most of which is from surface water compared to groundwater resources (Draft Climate Adaptation Plan, 2018).

This section allows you to gain insights into climate change impacts on hydrological statistics based on climate future scenarios.