River basins provide the geographical working unit for hydrologists and water managers as their boundaries obtain all the fresh water which is potentially available in a region. Basin.info presents summarized information on selected river basins and gives an overview on some of the work which is carried out in river basins worldwide by our international group of institutions towards a more integrated management of water resources. Key objective of basin.info is to give an insight in bio-physical, institutional and socioeconomic catchment characteristics for stakeholders and researchers providing data sources and a state of the art with references. Furthermore the groups´ expertise and work approaches related to river basin assessment and management are illustrated.
Summer School "Understanding and Modeling the Water-Energy-Food Nexus" in Chile
The EduNexus Summer School “Understanding and Modelling the Water-Food-Energy Nexus” will take place on 3-6 January, 2017, in Temuco, Chile. The overall objectives of the summer school are: introducing to basic WEF concepts and approaches, updating Nexus learning units and data bases, bringing together students, lecturers and researchers and their network to work on methodologies and management strategies for the WEF Security Nexus on river basin scale and fostering the science-policy-society dialogue with local stakeholders on the Nexus conflicts under drought conditions. To illustrate Nexus related resources conflicts, a field visit to the Imperial is planned.
LUCCi consortium publishs a joint publication by Springer
A joint publication of the LUCCi project consortium will be published by the Springer Publishing House in December, 2016. The book summarizes the key findings of the five-year BMBF funded LUCCi project. The huge value of the LUCCi results in the development process of land and water management strategies has been strongly confirmed by local authorities. The Springer publication serves as a case study for Da Nang City - a rapidly growing and developing urban city, surrounded by remote areas and characterized by increasing migration and limited development.
Water Security Conference in Bangkok, 29.11.-01.12.2016
The Asian region has been facing many water security problems due to multiple drivers. Key concerns are related to the availability of water supplies, waste disposal and sanitation, environmental degradation and disasters related to hydro-meteorological extremes as floods, droughts and erosion. The regional joint conference “Water Security: Challenges and opportunities in Asia” addressed thematic areas that were based on the sustainable development goals of UN WATER. The overall objective was to bring together relevant expertise related to water security in Asia and to bring forth an added value for network members belonging to the organizers AIT, CNRD and SWINDON. The outcomes were: creating a high-ranked platform for knowledge exchange, forging regional partnerships, transfer of water security related research and management, identifying challenges and research gaps and developing of research and ODA project proposals. More information