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Chapter 10: Global Human-Water Systems

Naota Hanasaki1 and the Chapter 10 Authors*
Naota Hanasaki and the Chapter 10 Authors
  • 1National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan (hanasaki@nies.go.jp)
  • *A full list of authors appears at the end of the abstract

The goal of Chapter 10: Global Human-Water System is to explore the relationships between water and human systems at the global scale. In our globalized world, local water availability and use is influenced by policies and consumer demands in distance places. This chapter focuses on socio-hydrological teleconnections in water availability, use, management, and demand. Several key concepts will be explored, including global sustainability frameworks, international trade and markets, and anthropogenic climate change. This chapter highlights and discusses the complex interactions between local water use and global sustainability frameworks (e.g. planetary boundaries, Sustainable Development Goals). We also explain how water resources are impacted by global markets and trade and survey the water footprint and virtual water trade research. This chapter also surveys the complex relationships between local water availability and water-related risks and global climate change. The chapter concludes with implications for water resources managers and policy makers and suggestions for future research.

Chapter 10 Authors:

Naota Hanasaki1, Megan Konar2, Marc Bierkens3, Tom Gleeson4, Junguo Liu5, Landon Marston6, Jacob Schewe7, Michelle van Vliet8, Yoshi Wada9 1 National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan, hanasaki@nies.go.jp 2 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA, mkonar@illinois.edu 3 Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, m.f.p.bierkens@uu.nl 4 University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, tgleeson@uvic.ca 5 Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, liujg@sustc.edu.cn 6 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, lmarston@vt.edu 7 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, jacob.schewe@pik-potsdam.de 8 Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, m.t.h.vanvliet@uu.nl 9 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, wada@iiasa.ac.at

How to cite: Hanasaki, N. and the Chapter 10 Authors: Chapter 10: Global Human-Water Systems, IAHS-AISH Scientific Assembly 2022, Montpellier, France, 29 May–3 Jun 2022, IAHS2022-720, https://doi.org/10.5194/iahs2022-720, 2022.