Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group, Department of Geography, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, UK
Received: 31 May 2013 – Discussion started: 27 Jun 2013
Abstract. This paper describes the application of WaterWorld (www.policysupport.org/waterworld) to the Peruvian Amazon, an area that is increasingly under pressure from deforestation and water pollution as a result of population growth, rural-to-urban migration and oil and gas extraction, potentially impacting both water quantity and water quality. By applying single and combined plausible scenarios of climate change, deforestation around existing and planned roads, population growth and rural–urban migration, mining and oil and gas exploitation, we explore the potential combined impacts of these multiple changes on water resources in the Peruvian Amazon.
Revised: 14 Dec 2013 – Accepted: 26 Dec 2013 – Published: 31 Jan 2014
van Soesbergen, A. J. J. and Mulligan, M.: Modelling multiple threats to water security in the Peruvian Amazon using the WaterWorld policy support system, Earth Syst. Dynam., 5, 55-65, doi:10.5194/esd-5-55-2014, 2014.