World Water Forum | 18 – 23 March 2018, Brasilia

22 March, 17h – 20h | Ulysses Guimarães CC | room 42

Water scarcity in semi-arid environments of our Earth: challenges and recent developments for risk mitigation

a Side Event of the Water Science Alliance & partners

re on application examples, e.g. seasonal prediction of water resources; estimation of sediment loads and water quality; efficient irrigation and water use; water supply
addressing water managers and water scientists ref. dryland regions and water scarcity
Programme – contributions
  • How water science can improve informed decision making
  • Research and education for water security
  • Drought risk assessment in the Paraiba do Sul Basin, Brazil
  • Water security and water governance in the State of Rio de Janeiro
  • Drought risk management in the Jaguaribe Basin, Brazil
  • Improving the water footprint of sugarcane-based energy production – technologies and strategies to increase water use efficiency on dryland and irrigated sugarcane
  • Regionalization of reservoir-shape information in large dryland regions
  • Monitoring and visualizing real-time regional reservoir water storage with radar imagery
  • Demonstration of an operational hydro-meteorological forecasting system for dryland conditions in NE-Brazil
  • WASA-SED: A semi-distributed hydro-sedimentological model-system for semi-arid regions
  • Modular sanitation concepts for a sustainable water use and reuse in water scarce regions
  • Seasonal predictions for the water management: from global data to regional decision support
  • Water management in semi-arid regions using seasonal predictions
For further information please contact
Prof. Dr. Axel Bronstert, University of Potsdam
(convenor of the event)
Jörg Seegert, Water Science Alliance
by / of
  • U. Pokorski, GIZ Eschborn
  • L. Ribbe, TH Köln
  • A. Nauditt, TH Köln
  • R. Formiga, UERJ
  • A. da Souza Filho, UFC
  • V.B. Bufon, EMBRAPA, Z. Sebesvari, UNU-EHS, A. Schomberg & M. Flörke, Univ. of Kassel
  • D. Medeiros, Instituto Federal do Ceará, IFCE, T. Francke, University of Potsdam
  • Z.M. Delgado, University of Potsdam
  • E. Martins, Fundação Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos Hídricos – FUNCEME, Fortalez
  • T. Francke,  Z.M. Delgado & A. Bronstert, University of Potsdam
  • Manuel Krauß, University of Stuttgart
  • C. Lorenz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • C. Lorenz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology