Conveners : Centres for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD), coordinated by: Institute for Technology and Resources Management, TH Köln, Cologne, Germany
Water-, energy- and food securities are under particular threat when there is a drought. In addition, water scarcity and droughts modify and seasonally shift Nexus tradeoffs and synergy potentials. Therefore, the planning of land, water and energy resources in a region requires a quantification of recources availability and demand especially under extreme droughts and an analysis of the sensitivity of the individual system components. Based on a deeper understanding of such a Nexus system and the local drought risk, we can develop a variety of scenarios as a basis for a sustainable resources management.
Novel remote sensing techniques and resulting data products are a valuable contribution for assessing and monitoring climate variability, water resources, land cover, cropping systems and reservoirs; indispensable variables to understand spatio-temporal drought risk, WEF Nexus components and interconnections
This session aims at presenting and discussing concepts, data sets, methods and case studies which can support the assessment of the water-energy-food systems under drought conditions including assessment, management, scenarios and forecasting; exemplary questions to be addressed are :
- How can low resolution remote sensing data and monitoring be used for catchment scale drought assessment?
- Which tools and methods are suitable to be used for quantification of water, energy and food security?
- How can data and methods interact over scales? Global versus local scale assessments.
- What are the best (and worst) drought assessment and management practices to be used for WEF-Nexus related problems?
- How can drought impacts on water, energy and food security be analysed and assessed?
- Which data and indicators should we use to assess water, energy and food security, drought hazard and vulnerability and exposure in different regions?
- How can we forecast drought?
- How can we connect drought risk and Nexus assessment approaches?
- Prof. Dr. Lars Ribbe, Director, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, Integrated Land and Water Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics.
- Prof. Justin Sheffield, Professor of Hydrology and Remote Sensing within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.
- Dr. Alexandra Nauditt, Lecturer, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
- Prof. Mauricio Zambrano Bigiarini, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.
- Muhammad Khalifa; PhD Student, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
- Dr. Christian Birkel, University of Costa Rica
- Dr. Oscar Manuel Baez Villanueva, Lecturer, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics