Activities for 2015

The Water (WAT) Program will continue research in the framework of the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative and take part in a number of international water and agriculture-oriented initiatives. 

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WAT will convene a number of meetings at IIASA, related to the WFaS initiative, developing scenarios with partners and stakeholders and pursuing methodological development.

WAT will host and co-convene a cross-sectoral workshop for the the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) 2-5 March 2015 at Laxenburg. The cross-sectoral workshop brings together global and regional climate impact modelers, from a diverse range of impacted sectors, including agriculture, water, natural vegetation, forestry, biodiversity, fisheries and marine ecosystems, energy, and economic modeling.

The Program will mark World Water Day on 22 March 2015, offering a Web site with water gaming activities.

WAT will be represented and will make a presentation, “Impact of Water Resources Management on Projected Future Change of Drought” at the 59th Conference on Hydraulic Engineering in March 2015, organized by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers in Tokyo.

WAT will also undertake active preparation for the 7th World Water Forum to be held 12-17 April 2015 at Daegu, Korea. It will cooperate with the Asian Development Bank in organizing a number of side events related to WFaS.

In April WAT will be represented and will make a presentation, “The shift in onset of unprecedented hydrological drought as a response to different levels of global warming” at a press conference of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna.

In May WAT will present a paper on “The Comprehensive Transboundary Water Quality Management Agreement: Along and across Spanish speaking political boundaries,” at the annual conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Environmental & Water Resources Institute in Austin, Texas.

WAT will actively participate in World Water Week Stockholm 2015 in August.

There will be further collaboration with the Climate Change Center in Shanghai, China, with respect to Agro-ecological Zone (AEZ) modeling. With the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) WAT will hold an AEZ workshop in Bangkok, on major crop zoning in Thailand in November.

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Last edited: 08 April 2015

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