- Date: March 22nd, 2016
The ICCG Video Lecture Series dedicated to Water and Climate Change takes interested students on a journey with video presentations of complex themes made easy for all to understand, and more in-depth information for those interested in exploring the topic further. ICCG Video Lecture Series on Water and Climate Change addresses this complex issue from a number of different perspectives, one per lesson. The overall course will explain how this crucial resource can shape the present and future of Food, Energy, Health, Migration, Development and Biodiversity.
Videos by Jacopo Crimi; illustrations by Delfina De Lillo.
Water and Climate Change
This video lecture explains how projections on future water availability can be performed thanks to Modeling Intercomparison, and illustrates those projections for different parts of the planet, pointing out clear trends and main uncertainties for future water availability.
The lecture is given by Jacob Schewe and Tabea Lissner, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
Water and Biodiversity
This lecture focuses on the relation between climate change and the hydrological cycle, and its direct and indirect impact on biodiversity. It reviews the adaptation options available to different species and how policy should manage the transition to a new era where biodiversity and ecosystem services will become an integral part of our economic activities, both in rural and urban areas.
The lecture is given by Carlos Mario Gómez, Universidad de Alcalá.
Water and Migrations
This video lecture stresses that the drivers of migrations are fundamentally multicausal, and that water-related climate extremes like floods and droughts cannot alone explain such complex phenomena, but may in some cases be the trigger that brings people to move.
The lecture is given by Richard Black, Soas University of London.
WATER, FOOD AND ENERGY NEXUS
This video lecture explains why water, food production and energy are inextricably linked and can not be treated separately in the process of policy-making. It takes as example the Aral Sea Basin and it shows the conseguences of policies in upstream and downstream areas.
The lecture is given by Jippe Hoogeveen, FAO.
WATER AND ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS
Irrigation represents 70% of total water withdrawals worldwide and climate change is expected to make things worse by increasing the frequency and intensity of drought events. This video lecture illustrates the economic instruments, such as water charges, water markets and water buyback, that can be used to protect overexploited water basins.
This lecture is given by Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).
WATER AND FOOD
This video lecture of the series is dedicated to the complex water-food nexus, especially in the context of Climate Change. Prof. Garrido illustrates the close connection between food, water and climate, and points out to how the water footprint and virtual water trades are powerful approaches for understanding where inefficiencies lie, especially in view of the water scarcity issues that will be with us from now until the end of this century. The lecture concludes with an overview of possible solutions that consumers, government and institutions can apply, as further detailed in the supporting studying material listed here below.
The lecture is given by Alberto Garrido, University of Madrid (UPM).