SP 8.4 Droughts from a social, economic and technical perspective

Tuesday 10 May, 13.30 – 15.15, New York Room

Water management in arid and semi-arid areas is usually characterized by conflicting uses. The impact of droughts is expected to be exacerbated by climate and global change. In this cabaret session we will discuss the challenges of drought management in different parts of the world taking into account the different water needs from an economic, environmental and social perspective. We aim at providing inputs coming from science-practitioner experiences combining them with science based services and inviting the public to actively participate with their knowledge. We will take advantage of transdisciplinary knowledge creation on droughts and come up with a policy brief and a scientific publication.

Organised by Maria Manez, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) - Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Joaquin Andreu, Hydraulic Engineering, Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain
Javier Macian, Aguas de Valencia, Spain
Partners Institute for Environmental and Water Research Engineering (IIAMA), Spain
Chair Maria Manez, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) - Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Rapporteur Roger Cremades, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) - Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

The arising of bottom-up governance approaches for drought management
Maria Manez, Maria Carmona, Joaquin Andreu and Manuel Pulido, GERICS and IIAMA, Germany and Spain

Lessons from droughts: what worked and what did not work in California?
Richard Howitt, UC DAVIS, USA

Integrating conflict analysis and consensus reaching in a decision support system for water resource management
Raffaele Giordano, Water Research Institute (IRSA), Italy

The impacts of droughts in water quality, quantity and microbiological contamination for urban demand
Javier Macian, Aguas de Valecia, Spain

Drought approaches and management in Brasil
Erwin Denis, The World Bank