Title

VIDEO: Session 2: Rivers and People: Improving Environmental Water Management by Integrating Social and Eco-Hydrological Sciences

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

6-9-2016

Series

Martz Summer Conference (8th: 2016: Boulder, Colo.)

Description

VIDEO:

SESSION TWO: Rivers and People: Improving Environmental Water Management by Integrating Social and Eco-Hydrological Sciences

Moderator: Sue Jackson, Griffith University

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Environmental Flows in the Era of River Anthropology: Rebecca Tharme, Riverfutures Ltd.

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Environmental Flow Case Studies

Case 1. Three Tropical North Australian Basins (the Fitzroy River, Daly River and the Mitchell): Michael Douglas, University of Western Australia, and Sue Jackson, Griffith University

Case 2. The Patuca (Honduras) and Marañon (Ecuador-Peru) Basins: Elizabeth P. Anderson, Florida International University

Case 3. Southern and Eastern African River Basins (Rufiji and Mara Basins): Rebecca Tharme, Riverfutures Ltd.

Case 4. USA Case Studies: Joe Flotemersch, US Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator

Sue Jackson

Streaming Media

Comments

Water scarcity is increasingly dominating headlines throughout the world. In the southwestern USA, the looming water shortages on the Colorado River system and the unprecedented drought in California are garnering the greatest attention. Similar stories of scarcity and crisis can be found across the globe, suggesting an opportunity for sharing lessons and innovations. For example, the Colorado River and Australia's Murray-Darling Basin likely can share many lessons, as both systems were over-allocated, feature multiple jurisdictions, face similar climatic risks and drought stresses, and struggle to balance human demands with environmental needs. In this conference we cast our net broadly, exploring several salient topics including: trans-boundary cooperation, water marketing, Indigenous water rights, environmental and social water needs, and drought coping.

This public event will be informed by three invitation-only meetings held immediately before the conference: an “Indigenous Water Justice” symposium; a “Social Dimensions of Environmental Water Management” workshop; and a “Drought Crises in Federations” symposium.

Session 2: Rivers and People: Improving Environmental Water Management by Integrating Social and Eco-Hydrological Sciences.

Alternate Title

Rivers and People: Improving Environmental Water Management by Integrating Social and Eco-Hydrological Sciences