GC32B:
Global and Regional Water-Food-Energy Security under Changing Environments II


Session ID#: 10192

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; NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States
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:  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
OSPA Liaisons:  Reagan Waskom, Colorado State University, Colorado Water Institute, 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:

Paolo D'Odorico1,2, Joel A Carr1, David A Seekell3 and Samir S Suweis4, (1)Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (2)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (4)University of Padova, Department of Physics, Padova, Italy
Richard B Lammers1, Thomas W Hertel2, Alexander A Proussevitch1, Uris Lantz C Baldos2, Steve E Frolking1, Jing Liu2 and Danielle S Grogan1, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Nils Anders Johnson, Oliver Fricko, Simon Parkinson and Keywan Riahi, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
Jordan Macknick1, Gregory Brinkman1, Ella Zhou1, Matthew O'Connell1, Robin L Newmark2, Ariel Miara3 and Stuart Michael Cohen1, (1)National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Golden, CO, United States, (2)NREL, Golden, CO, United States, (3)Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Environmental Sciences Initiative, New York, NY, United States
Yoshihide Wada, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Department of Physcial Geography, Laxenburg, Austria, Tom Gleeson, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada and Laurent Esnault, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Ji Chen1, Bodong Xing2, Haiyun Shi3 and Bei Zhang2, (1)University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, (2)University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (3)Tsinghua University, State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Beijing, China
Xiaodong Zhang and Velimir V Vesselinov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Stefania Tamea1, Francesco Laio2 and Luca Ridolfi2, (1)Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, (2)Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy