GC41F:
Sustainable Deltas: Multidisciplinary Analyses of Complex Systems I Posters


Session ID#: 8120

Session Description:
Deltas account for ~1% of global land area, but are home to > 500 million people.  They play a key role in agricultural production and commerce – yet, deltas are amongst the world’s most threatened socio-ecological systems, a situation projected to amplify in the 21stcentury due to natural and anthropogenic impacts.

This session invites contributions that advance research on deltas as complex systems, develop delta dynamics modeling, explore metrics of vulnerability and resilience of social-ecological systems, promote data sharing for advancing science and local solutions, consider governance issues linked to the sustainable development of deltas, and use satellite data for risk assessment. Analysis of current challenges in specific deltas, and knowledge gaps to achieve pathways to desired delta futures are especially welcome. 

This session contributes to the International Council of Science “Sustainable Deltas 2015” initiative aiming to foster international science-policy interactions for a sustainable future of deltas.

Primary Conveners:  Irina Overeem, CSDMS/INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Fabrice Renaud, United Nations University, Institute for Enviroment and Human Security, Tokyo, Japan, Paola Passalacqua, University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Austin, TX, United States and Sylvia Szabo, University of Southampton, Social Statistics and Demography, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom
Chairs:  Irina Overeem, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, Fabrice Renaud, United Nations University, Institute for Enviroment and Human Security, Tokyo, Japan and Paola Passalacqua, University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Austin, TX, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Sylvia Szabo, University of Southampton, Social Statistics and Demography, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Hydrology, and Public Affairs

Cross-Listed:
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

1622 Earth system modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1820 Floodplain dynamics [HYDROLOGY]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
6334 Regional planning [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Frances Eleanor Dunn1, Stephen E Darby1 and Robert J Nicholls2, (1)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, (2)University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom
Alicia Sendrowski1, Paola Passalacqua2, Robert Twilley3 and Edward Castaneda3, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Gilles Erkens, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands and Edwin Sutanudjaja, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Shruti Khanna, Joaquim Bellvert, Kristen Shapiro and Susan Ustin, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Stephen E Darby1, Christopher R Hackney1, Julian Leyland1, Matti Kummu2, Hannu Lauri2, Daniel R Parsons3, Jim Best4, Andrew Paul Nicholas5 and Rolf E Aalto6, (1)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, (2)Aalto University, Aalto, Finland, (3)University of Hull, Hull, HU6, United Kingdom, (4)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Geography, Mechanical Science and Engineering and Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, Urbana, IL, United States, (5)University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, (6)University of Exeter, Geography, Exeter, EX4, United Kingdom
Meagan Grace Patrick1, Steven Lee Goodbred Jr2, Jonathan M Gilligan1, Christopher M Tasich1, Saddam Hossain3 and Kazi Matin Ahmed4, (1)Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States, (2)Vanderbilt-Earth & Envir Scies, Nashville, TN, United States, (3)University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (4)Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Derek Clarke1, Mashfiqus Salehin2, M. Jairuddin3, Abul Fazal M Saleh2, Md. Munsur Rahman2, Mofizur Rahman4, Kate E. Parks1, Mohammad Asadul Haque5, Attila Nándor Lázár1 and Andres Payo1, (1)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (2)Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (3)Bangladesh Agricultural University, Soil Science, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, (4)International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (5)Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Soil Science, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Steven J Deverel1, Paul Jacobs2, Rodd Kelsey3 and Christina Elizabeth Lucero1, (1)HYDROFOCUS, INC., Davis, CA, United States, (2)University of California, Davis, United States, (3)The Nature Conservancy, Sacramento, CA, United States
Natalie Suckall, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Robert J Nicholls, University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, Adelina Mensah, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, Shahjahan Mondal, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunita Dey, Centre for Environment and Development, Kolkata, India and Somnath Hazra, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Justin David Estep1, John Shaw1 and Douglas A Edmonds2, (1)University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (2)Indiana University, Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States
Rebecca L Caldwell1, Douglas A Edmonds2, Sarah E Baumgardner3 and Amanda Whaling1, (1)Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States, (2)Indiana University, Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States
David Christopher Fry and John C Ayers, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States
Yoshiki Saito1, Van Lap Nguyen2, Thi Kim Oanh Ta2, Toru Tamura3, Yutaka Kanai4 and Rei Nakashima5, (1)Geological Survey Japan / AIST, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan, (2)HCMC Institute of Resources Geography, VAST, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (3)AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, (4)AIST, Geol Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan, (5)Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan
Houjie Wang and Naishuang Bi, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Tuhin Bhadra1, Sugata Hazra2 and Shouvik Das2, (1)Jadavpur University, School of Oceanographic Studies, Kolkata, India, (2)Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Alex Riter1, Michael Kearney2 and Yu Mo1, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Univ Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Michael S Steckler1, Dhiman Ranjan Mondal2, Syed Humayun Akhter3, James L Davis4, Steven Lee Goodbred Jr5, Carol Wilson6 and Md. Atikullah Bulbul3, (1)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY, United States, (3)University of Dhaka, Department of Geology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (4)Columbia University of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (5)Vanderbilt-Earth & Envir Scies, Nashville, TN, United States, (6)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Toru Tamura1, Yoshiki Saito2, Van Lap Nguyen3 and Thi Kim Oanh Ta3, (1)AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, (2)Geological Survey Japan / AIST, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan, (3)HCMC Institute of Resources Geography, VAST, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Kimberly G Rogers, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, Eduardo Brondizio, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States, Kushal Roy, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh, Khulna, Bangladesh and James P Syvitski, University of Colorado at Boulder, CSDMS/INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Gerard Salter, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Earth Science, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Chris Paola, Univ Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States and Vaughan R Voller, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States