Watch Julien Harou’s FutureDAMS presentation ‘New approaches for managing water under regional resource conflicts‘.
The webinar was part of the ‘Water Research at Manchester – Water and Sustainable Development’ event convened by Manchester Environmental Research Institute.
Water scarcity world-wide is increasing. New approaches and tools are needed to make it easier for broad coalitions of stakeholders to understand water systems better and collaborate on water management decisions more effectively and efficiently. Particularly on regional systems, or water resources which cross borders, effective collaboration is increasingly essential. Water impacts on other economic sectors such as energy and food, and also on ecosystems. Managing water well requires understanding synergies and trade-offs with these resource systems as well. In the video Julien Harou introduces the FutureDAMS project and presents the principles underpinning the project and our latest research, introducing examples of real world systems using advanced analytics to support the decision making of coalitions of stakeholders. The examples include:
- Spatial and sectoral benefit distribution in water-energy system design
The paper presents a web hosted simulation model of water and energy systems. The two systems are simulated together so that different interventions and investments can be optimised and stakeholders can get a fair share of development benefits.
- Balancing services from built and natural assets via river basin trade off analysis
A case study in Kenya looking at how to plan infrastructure which will achieve an appropriate balance of ecosystem services.
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- Assessing river basin development given water-energy-food-environment interdependencies
Identifies linkages across the water-energy-food-environment sectors in the Rufiji river basin in Tanzania using a mutlisectoral spatial computer-aided design approach.
- Efficient and robust hydropower system design under uncertainty – A demonstration in Nepal
The first example of combining many-objective trade-off analysis with decision making under deep uncertainty (DMDU) methods for hydropower system design.