Developing a sustainable future requires the optimal integration and synergising of energy, agriculture and water sectors. As developing economies grow with rapid urbanisation, access to modern energy and water services should grow sustainably. Quantitative tools for planning and assessing national and basin scale infrastructure planning are essential for this. Issues of access and the challenges of biophysical and socioeconomic dynamics involved therein are often poorly reflected in plans. Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAMs) can allow for studying interactions between the economy, water use, energy use, and the environment. IAMs enable investigating long-term transition pathways in the context of climate change and shared socioeconomic pathways.

Most IAMs, however, are mainly global and at best regional, and as such do not adequately represent socio-hydrological mechanisms at smaller scale. On the other hand, basin scale studies often poorly reflect national and regional drivers. One of the main bottlenecks is the intrinsic difficulty in bridging the high-level system-oriented approach of IAMs with the strong dependency of the efficacy of plans on local socioeconomic and hydrological drivers. We invite contributions connecting fundamental and applied research for policy making, concepts and case studies to better understand how IAMs can be better utilised in infrastructure decisions at regional, country or basin scales.

Keys: Integrated Assessment Modelling, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Infrastructure Decisions, Urbanization, Climate Change

Co-organized as ERE8.2
Convener: Edo Abraham | Co-conveners: Saket Pande, Zarrar Khan
| Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room 2.25
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall A

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall A

Chairperson: Zarrar Khan/Saket Pande
A.143 |
Siamak Farrokhzadeh, Edo Abraham, and Maurits Ertsen
A.144 |
Saket Pande and Akshay Pandit
A.145 |
| presentation
Nikos Pelekanos, Konstantinos Papoulakos, Georgios T. Manolis, and Dionysia Panagoulia
A.146 |
Sang-Hyun Lee, Makoto Taniguchi, and Naoki Masuhara
A.147 |
Doosun Kang, Albert Wicaksono, and Gimoon Jeong
A.149 |
| presentation
Anjana Ekka, Saket Pande, Yong Jiang, and Pieter van der Zaag
A.150 |
Dario Caro, Albert Owusu-Osei, and Marianne Thomsen
A.151 |
Carla Sciarra, Guido Chiarotti, Francesco Laio, and Luca Ridolfi
A.152 |
Lotte van den Heuvel, Malgorzata Blicharska, and Claudia Teutschbein
A.153 |
Stefania Tamea, Irene Soligno, Marta Tuninetti, and Francesco Laio
A.154 |
A framework for Water-Food-Energy Nexus synergies at Basin Scale
Edo Abraham and Rogier Burger
A.155 |
Okke Batelaan, Margaret Shanafield, and Saskia Noorduijn
A.157 |
Water-Energy nexus needs in the Indus Basin
Asif Khan
A.158 |
Manas Ranjan Panda, Arjun Tyagi, Chandrika Thulaseedharan Dhanya, Ashu Verma, and Nikhil Ghodichore