Mapping water availability and volatility with climate events: using finance indexing methodology

Li, Siqiwen, and Chaiechi, Taha (2013) Mapping water availability and volatility with climate events: using finance indexing methodology. Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis, 2 (4). pp. 13-28.

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Australia is renowned as a very arid continent that has wide rainfall variability across its regions, the seasons and years. Water scarcity increases the need to better understand water storage variability. The potential impacts of climate change on regional water availability can be well understood by adopting a tracking technique to continuously record water storage, and its variability at regional levels. This paper develops indices of water availability based on regional water storages in Queensland. Given the impact of climate events on water availability; paper measures and indexes storage volatilities in the presence of climatic events, adapting mapping techniques. Findings of this research afford insights for regional policy-making decisions. In addition, the paper highlights the link between indices and its potential application in business, by shedding light on the financial implications of water availability information.

Item ID: 30538
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2241-0996
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 02:45
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management @ 50%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics @ 25%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960304 Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) @ 45%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) @ 35%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960608 Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) @ 20%
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