Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Europe Seen Facing More Droughts This Century on Climate Change

Europe is poised to suffer more droughts as the 21st century progresses because of climate change, according to a study by the European Union’s Joint Research Centre and Germany’s University of Kassel.

Many river basins, particularly in southern Europe, will probably become more prone to periods of reduced water supply as average global temperatures rise, based on the study, published in the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Minimum river flows may fall as much as 40 percent in Spain and Portugal and the south of France and Italy, the study found.