GC31H:
Global and Regional Water-Food-Energy Security under Changing Environments I


Session ID#: 10191

Session Description:
Sustainable management of water resources is an overwhelming task, when faced with a growing population that is increasing its demand for food, energy and water. Ever-increasing demand worsens water scarcity, casting significant doubt on sustainability of food and energy production. Increasing dependence on non-renewable groundwater abstraction has been reported over intensely irrigated regions. Increasing socio-economic development and anticipated climate change will put further pressure on water, as well as agricultural and energy sectors. This session focuses on global and regional assessments of water-food-energy security. We invite submissions on: (i) development of new modeling frameworks identifying hotspots in water-food-energy security, (ii) observations identifying human and climate impacts on water, food or electricity production, and (iii) model- and data-based evaluations of sustainable adaptation strategies by integrating climate, hydrological, biological and social processes at global and regional scales in the face of a growing population and the full spectrum of climate change effects.
Primary Conveners:  Yoshihide Wada, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Department of Physcial Geography, Laxenburg, Austria
Conveners:  Michael Joseph Puma, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Martina Floerke, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany and Masih Akhbari, Riverside Technology Inc., Fort Collins, CO, United States
Chairs:  Yoshihide Wada, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Department of Physcial Geography, Laxenburg, Austria, Michael Joseph Puma, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Martina Floerke, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
OSPA Liaisons:  Masih Akhbari, Riverside Technology Inc., Fort Collins, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Matthew Rodell1, James S Famiglietti2, Bailing Li3, Sujay Kumar1 and John T Reager II4, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (3)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Michael Joseph Puma, Columbia University, Center for Climate Systems Research, New York, NY, United States and Compton J Tucker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cen., Greenbelt, MD, United States
A.P.J. De Roo1, Hylke Beck2, Peter Burek3 and Bisselink Bernard1, (1)Joint Research Center Ispra, Ispra, Italy, (2)Joint Research Center Ispra, Water Resources Unit, Ispra, Italy, (3)IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
Animesh K Gain, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 5.4 Hydrology, Potsdam, Germany, Yoshihide Wada, Utrecht University, Department of Physcial Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands and Carlo Giupponi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Deapartment of Economics, Venice, Italy
John Duncan1, Eloise M Biggs2, Bryan Boruff3, Eleanor Bruce4, Andreas Neef5, Kellie McNeill5, Floris Frederik van Ogtrop4, Billy Haworth4, Stephanie Duce4, Julia Horsley3, Natasha Pauli6, Jayne Curnow7 and Yukihiro Imanari8, (1)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (2)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, (3)University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, (4)University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, (5)University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, (6)University of Western Australia, School of Earth and Environment, Perth, Australia, (7)Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, Australia, (8)Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Kobe, Japan
Chad W Higgins, Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States and Majdi Abou Najm, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Julien J Harou, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, Anthony Hurford, University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Manchester, United Kingdom and Robel Tilaye Geressu, University College London, Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, London, United Kingdom
Laura Harrison1, Chris C Funk2, James P Verdin3, Diego H Pedreros4, Shraddhanand Shukla1 and Gregory J Husak2, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)USGS/EROS, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)USGS Michigan Water Science Center, Lansing, MI, United States