Water and Society: From Drought Models to Water Security Under Climate Change and Policy.

Session ID#: 27059

Session Description:
In order to achieve water security it is necessary to develop science-based drought tools that produce results stakeholders and policymakers can interpret and use. Although a global issue, losses due to droughts are intimately linked to human and environmental water demands, government policies, and economies. For example droughts hit underdeveloped regions (Africa and the Middle East, among others) the hardest: e.g. during the sahel drought of 1980s in Ethiopia, an estimated 300,000 people died. Policymakers need tangible examples of scientific studies that can bridge the gap between drought modeling and mitigation practices to understand how drought under climate change affects water security.  This session invites drought studies and models that pursue interpretable results to achieve drought mitigation. Submissions are encouraged on all aspects of drought (meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, groundwater, socioeconomic), and all scales (regional, global).  Research on adaptation lessons learned from past or contemporary societies are also invited.
Primary Convener:  Sara Sadri, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Conveners:  Sara Sadri, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Joseph R Kasprzyk, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Hydrology, Atmospheric Sciences, Education, Global Environmental Change, and Public Affairs

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • PA - Public Affairs
Index Terms:

1803 Anthropogenic effects [HYDROLOGY]
1812 Drought [HYDROLOGY]
1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
1880 Water management [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Vivek Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India and Manoj Kumar Jain, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Department of Hydrology, Roorkee, India
Víctor Hugo Alcocer-Yamanaka1, Roberto Alejandro Real-Rangel2, Adrian Pedrozo-Acuña3, Jose A Breña-Naranjo3 and Alfredo Ranulfo Ocón-Gutiérrez4, (1)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Program of Master and Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico, (2)UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, (3)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico, (4)National Water Commission, Surface Water and River Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico
Erfan Goharian1, Robert Gailey1, Stephen Maples2, Mohammad Azizipour3, Samuel Sandoval Solis1 and Graham E Fogg4, (1)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (2)USGS, Carson City, NV, United States, (3)Iran University of Science and Technology, School of Civil Engineering, Tehran, Iran, (4)Univ California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Sung Eun Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Dong-Kun Lee, Seoul National Universiy, Seoul, South Korea, Kwang soo Kim, Seoul National University, Department of Plant Science, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Shinwoo Hyun, Seoul National University, Department of plant science, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Youngil Kim, Seoul National University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Lan Dai, Jonathon S. Wright, Chaoqing Yu and Wen-Yu Huang, Tsinghua University, Department of Earth System Science, Beijing, China
Racha Elkadiri1, Henrique Momm2, Lindsey Yasarer3 and Gabrielle L Armour1, (1)Middle Tennessee State University, Geosciences, Murfreesboro, TN, United States, (2)Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, United States, (3)USDA/ARS, Oxford, MS, United States
Sankarasubramanian Arumugam, Raleigh, NC, United States, Amirhossein Mazrooei, North Carolina State University, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Raleigh, NC, United States and Rebecca Ward, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, United States
Ben Livneh1, Andrew Badger2, Jeff Lukas3, Lisa Dilling4 and Rebecca Page4, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado Boulder, Western Water Assessment, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Haiyun Shi, University of Hong Kong, Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, China; Qinghai University, Xining, China, Ji Chen, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Keyi Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and Jun Niu, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Chin-Hui Lee1, Wei-Ting Chen2, Min-Hui Lo2, Jung-Lien Chu3, Yun-Ju Chen3 and Yung-Ming Chen3, (1)National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, (2)NTU National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, (3)National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taipei, Taiwan
BIquan Liu1, Tiangui Xiao2, Chao Wang2 and Ding Chen2, (1)Longquanyi Meteorological Bureau, CMA, Chengdu, China, (2)Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, China
Aneseh Alborzi1, Hamed Moftakhari1, Arash Azaranfar2, Iman Mallakpour1, Batool Ashraf1 and Amir AghaKouchak3, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, (3)University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States

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