Climate change will impact Croatia’s water supply, impacting demand from the agricultural sector as well as increasing drinking requirements. Annual distribution of rainfall is of great interest to the water industry as the distribution of water throughout the year is critical for planning of resources as well as for safeguarding against disasters. Infrastructure and water management strategies are closely tuned to the annual cycle of supply and demand. The Mediterranean, including the Croatian Adriatic coastline, is affected by global sea-level rises. Particularly at-risk areas from sea level rise are low islands such as Krapanj (only 1.5 m above sea level) and river deltas (i.e. the Nereteva river delta), which also includes large areas of agricultural land vulnerable to coastal flooding and salinization.
This section provides insights into projected climate change impacts on various hydrological indicators.