Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Research article
04 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 04 Dec 2019

Assessing water security in the São Paulo metropolitan region under projected climate change

Gabriela Chiquito Gesualdo, Paulo Tarso Oliveira, Dulce Buchala Bicca Rodrigues, and Hoshin Vijai Gupta


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (12 Aug 2019) by Anas Ghadouani
AR by Paulo Tarso Oliveira on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (25 Sep 2019) by Anas Ghadouani
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Oct 2019) by Anas Ghadouani
RR by Geoff Pegram (08 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish as is (05 Nov 2019) by Anas Ghadouani
Short summary
We investigate the influence of anticipated climate change on water security in the Jaguari Basin, which is the main source of freshwater for 9 million people in the São Paulo metropolitan region. Our findings indicate an expansion of the basin critical period, and identify October and November as the most vulnerable months. There is an urgent need to implement efficient mitigation and adaptation policies that recognize the annual pattern of variation between insecure and secure periods.