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PSD19.6

HS10.10/BG4.5 - Environmental and anthropogenic change effects on interlinked ecohydrological systems - physical constraints, ecological adaptation and societal decisions
Conveners: Stan Schymanski , Zhentao Cong  | Co-Conveners: Salvatore Manfreda , Mike Acreman , Miriam Coenders-Gerrits , Simone Fatichi , Björn Klöve , Andrew Allan , Maik Renner 
PSD19.6
 / Mon, 08 Apr, 15:30–16:15  / Room B7
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Conventional approaches to water resource management based on the application of engineering techniques and sectoral interventions are prone to fail in delivering appropriate solutions to solve the critical problems of water in a changing world. Ecosystems and communities relying on groundwater or stream water are facing increasing pressure from land use, groundwater extraction and upstream water extraction. Both land use and climate change may induce adaptation responses in ecosystems that include modifications of composition and resource use. Many ecosystems also affect the exchange of mass and energy in the surface atmospheric layer with consequences for local and global climate, leading to possible feedbacks between their adaptation mechanisms and environmental change. In order to address some of the challenges posed by environmental change, we need new knowledge and models allowing to predict how soils, biological communities, biogeochemical cycles and water resources respond to changing boundary conditions. Furthermore, translation of this knowledge into appropriate management decisions requires a cross-cutting approach to water management that considers the economic and social context of water challenges.

This session draws together the contributions from the three oral blocks and the posters from "HS10.10 Environmental and anthropogenic change effects on interlinked ecohydrological systems - physical constraints, ecological adaptation and societal decisions".

The objectives of this poster discussion session are:

(i) to provide an opportunity for poster authors to present and discuss their work
(ii) to provide an opportunity for joint discussion between the poster authors and the audience in relation to the key messages from the oral blocks.

The session will be Chaired by Susana Neto and co-chaired by Jeff Camkin. It will commence with a brief summary of key messages from the three HS10.10 Oral Blocks, followed by succinct statements from Poster authors. After a period of open discussion with all participants, a brief summary linking the oral blocks and poster discussions will be presented. It is proposed that this summary will form the closing Editorial to a Journal Special Issue focussed on this session.
Public information: In order to address some of the challenges of water management, we need new knowledge that can be translated into appropriate management decisions. This requires a cross-cutting approach to water management that considers the economic and social context of water challenges. The main objective of Session HS10.10 is to provide a broader multi-disciplinary forum of discussion to address this need. Furthermore, a participatory Poster Session Discussion is organised in order to provide increased opportunity for that discussion.

This Poster Session Discussion will be Chaired by Susana Neto and co-chaired by Jeff Camkin. It will commence with a brief summary of key messages from the three HS10.10 Oral Blocks, followed by succinct statements from Poster authors. After a period of open discussion with all participants, a brief summary linking the oral blocks and poster discussions will be presented. It is proposed that this summary will form the closing editorial to a Journal Special Issue focussed on this session.