T3 S2: Methodologies to cope with water security

22.11.2023 11:15 – 12:45
Main Auditory

The water issue is an integrative part of a chain of responsibility that links science, politics and society. Unfortunately, this chain of responsibility still has too many gaps (mostly at the political level), which hinder a real implementation of the goals in reality. Water security requires incorporating water sector development priorities into national strategies worldwide to adapt to climate change. Science and policy makers need to work closely with civil society to adapt and implement measures which effectively solve the majority of water and climate-related problems.

In addition to the impact of climate change on available water, its quality is also of great importance, not only with regard to the supply of drinking water, but also in the field of agriculture and industrial production. The possible causes of natural or anthropogenic contaminants that affect ecosystems as well as human health are manifold. The effects also on economic efficiency especially for large-scale water distributions have to be considered in the context of WS index calculations and modeling.  This also applies in particular to new, water-intensive technologies that enable a switch to green energies. This session tries to find an answer.

Session Host

Andreas Haarstrick, Kai Münnich


11:15 – 11:20Welcome and introduction
11:20 –
Network-based model integrating water quantity and quality in an economic-integrated modeling platform: Total Phosphorus load in the Capibariba river basin and its impact on three other interconnected basins in Pernambuco, Northeast of BrazilLaise Alves Candido
11:35 –
Mapping fluoride ions in Latin American ground waters as a tool to promote water securityElvis Carissimi
11:50 –
Baseline of Water Security in Ecuador: A Multidimensional Analysis and Prioritization for Conservation and RestorationBoris Ochoa-Tocachi
12:05 –
Assessing the potential of nature-based solutions as sustainable land and water management strategies in the High Tropical Andes páramo ecosystemKalina Marcela Fonseca Largo
12:20 –
Water issues related to green hydrogen production in a semi-arid region in BrazilJose Araruna
12:35 – 12:45General discussion and summary