Oluwafemi Ebenezer ADEYERI
This study was carried out to investigate the hydrological response of the Komadougu-Yobe basin to climate change using daily observed data and outputs from eight climate models.
Results show an increasing trend of climate extremes, temperature, precipitation and river discharge. The distribution of LULC also affected the volume of river discharge. However, the impact of human activities and precipitation variability on river discharge was seen to be equally shared in the basin (50%-50%). The applied model parameters’ optimization methods simulate runoff with a satisfactory level of accuracy towards more accurate representation of the river discharge in the basin in the context of climate change, climate extremes and water resources.