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Klimagune Summer School Training Caravan Seminars UPV BC3

BC3 seminars: Prof. Carlo Giupponi, 9th of June


Seminar / Mintegia / Seminario

Integrated spatial assessment of the water, energy and food dimensions of the sustainable development goals.

 

Lecturer:
Prof. Carlo Giupponi ,Director of The Venice Centre for Climate Studies (VICCS) and the brand new dean of the Venice International University


Abstract:

Water is considered the bloodstream of the biosphere, but its management is one of the most important challenges for human development. In view of the sustainable water management, several approaches have been proposed: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Adaptive Management (AM) and, more recently, Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus. Considering these approaches, over the last few decades extensive efforts have been made to develop assessment methods and tools framed within the paradigm of sustainable development. As part of a holistic assessment of water resources, the recent approach based upon the WEF Nexus narrows down the consideration of intersectoral linkages to three dimensions that are of prominent interest, in particular in developing countries. This study presents a comprehensive indicator-based approach for the assessment of water, energy and food securities, with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The main ambition of the proposed approach is to provide a tool to monitor progresses, compare different geographical areas, highlight synergies and conflicts amongst and within the three dimensions of the WEF Nexus, and provide support for improved – more effective – management strategies to meet the goals. The proposed approach has been applied to global data sets in a GIS environment and it is demonstrated in a forthcoming paper in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) River Basin in Asia and to the Po River Basin in Europe. The comparative analysis suggest that WEF security is currently rather low in the GBM basin compared to the other case study and other parts of the world, and allows the identification of which dimensions (indicators) require special attention on the part of local and global policy makers.

 

Personal profile of the lecturer

https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=_wytBPoAAAAJ&hl=en

 

 


 

 

 

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If you are interested in attending the Seminar, please sen us an email to events@bc3research.org 

9th June, 12:00-13:00 BC3 offices 

* The Seminar will be in English. / Mintegia ingelesez burutuko da. / El seminario se realizará en inglés.

 



 
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