Stockholm Environment Institute; Stockholm International Water Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre
In dry climate regions under development, economically driven water demands are making urban areas into booming demand bubbles in resource constrained river basins, subject to ongoing climate change. Since meeting such water requirements is a precondition for economic development, long lead times and limited hydrologically defined basin water potentials, the water supply arrangements need preparedness and advance planning by coordination with other catchment activities to ensure mutual water security. Since the water resource has to meet also other basic, and often expanding water uses in the basin, such as for food and renewable energy, these water requirements represent considerable challenges. Resilience building will be crucial to secure both long term health, food, manufacturing, and energy security, and the economic development in such demand bubbles. This means a water resilience, supported by governance and management regimes that ensure favourable partitioning of rainfall over the basin into green and blue water flows through the land use mosaic with its booming urban centres.
Chair: Dr. Line Gordon, SRC
14:00 Opening of Seminar
Mr. Torgny Holmgren, SIWI
14:05 Centres of Booming Water Expectations – a Global Outlook.
Prof. Malin Falkenmark, SIWI and SRC
14:20 The Resilience Lens Applied on Booming Water Futures.
Dr. Johan Rockström, SRC
14:40 Energy and Economic Growth – Can Future Demand for Energy be Met in a Sustainable Manner?
Mr. Per Klevnäs, SEI
15:00 Case 1: Rural and Urban Water Conflicts – Kathmandu and Melamchi River.
Dr. Dipak Gyawali, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation
15:20 Coffee Break
15:45 Case 2: Increased Energy Demand for Serving Water in Chinese Cities: Qingdao Case.
Dr. Lijin Zhong, WRI
16:05 Case 3: Sustainable Urban Water and Energy Solutions in Africa.
Dr. Akissa Bahri, African Water Facility
16:20 Panel Discussion.
Moderator: Dr. Johan Kuylenstierna, SEI
17:20 Summary. Dr. Mats Eriksson, SIWI
17:30 End of Seminar
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