Synergistic approaches to respond to water, food and energy increasing needs, incorporating the need to hinder impacts on the environmental (land) and socio-economic realities, are essential to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 6, 7 and 15. Such nexus approach is highly challenging given the substantial and highly contextual interdependencies between sectors. It becomes more daunting if we consider the need to adapt to climate change.

In response to this global development challenge, this session brings together the community of engineers, scholars, scientists and decision makers, with a common interest on novel frameworks and methodologies for an integrated water resources management taking into account its connections to energy production, land use and impacts and societal implications in a context of climate change adaptation. We discuss improved approaches for water related nexus, which not only considers the effects in the geophysical system (water, sediment, landscape) but also further implications related to socio-economic and ecological spheres. The works presented contain conceptual and applied models with references to energy production, engineering response, management, nature protection, agriculture and society. New approaches to analyse and manage superficial water storage, essential to sustain and stabilize water supply, food and energy production, reduce hydro-climatological hazards, and adapt to climate change, are discussed as well.

More generally, the session presents integrated models for assessment and optimization which identify co-benefits and trade-offs between different Sustainable Development Goals at several spatial and temporal scales: global, regional and basin; and short, middle and long- term perspectives, respectively. Contributions integrate the impacts of climate change into long-term planning, dynamic adaptation or simulation models.

Co-organized as HS5.5.2/ERE8.3/GM8.6
Convener: Mário J Franca | Co-conveners: Edward A. Byers, Andrey V. Mitusov, Gretchen Gettel, Germán Santos, Francesco Gardumi, Michelle van Vliet
| Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–18:00
Room L7
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Hall A

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room L7

Chairperson: Edward Byers
14:00–14:15 |
Zarrar Khan, Leon Clarke, Thomas Wild, Mohamad Hejazi, Chris Vernon, and Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm
14:30–14:45 |
Kai Duan, Peter Caldwell, and Ge Sun
14:45–15:00 |
| Highlight
Walid Moulahoum, Tibor Stigter, and Mieke Hulshof
15:00–15:15 |
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Samaneh Seifollahi-Aghmiuni, Zahra Kalantari, Magnus Land, and Georgia Destouni
15:15–15:30 |
Leon Hermans and Stephanie Janssen
15:30–15:45 |
Stefan Dekker, David Bijl, Hester Biemans, Patrick Bogaart, Jonathan Doelman, Elke Stehfest, and Detlef van Vuuren
Coffee break
Chairperson: Andrey V. Mitusov
16:15–16:30 |
Shuang Hao, Anders Wörman, Luigia Brandimarte, and Joakim Riml
16:30–16:45 |
Vignesh Sridharan, Oliver Broad, Abhishek Shivakumar, Mark Howells, Brent Boehlert, David G. Groves, Holger Rogner, Constantinos Taliotis, James E. Neumann, Kenneth Strzepek, Robert Lempert, Brian Joyce, Annette Huber-Lee, and Raffaello Cervigni
16:45–17:00 |
Sofie Annys, Enyew Adgo, Tesfaalem Ghebreyohannes, Steven Van Passel, Joost Dessein, and Jan Nyssen
17:15–17:30 |
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Arielle Frenette and Najat Bhiry
17:30–17:45 |
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Elisa Calamita, Martin Schmid, and Bernhard Wehrli
17:45–18:00 |
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Taher Kahil, Peter Burek, Ting Tang, Amanda Palazzo, Michiel Van Dijk, Barbara Willaarts, Piotr Magnuszewski, Simon Langan, Petr Havlik, and Yoshihide Wada