Title

VIDEO: Session 4: Adapting to Water Scarcity and Droughts in Federations

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

6-10-2016

Series

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

Description

VIDEO:

SESSION FOUR: Adapting to Water Scarcity and Droughts in Federations

8:15 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Learning from Drought Crisis in Federations: Tools and Institutions for Dealing with Water Scarcity and Sustained Droughts

Speakers:

Dustin Garrick, McMaster University/University of Oxford

Lucia De Stefano, Complutense Universidad de Madrid

8:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Panel: The Colorado and the Murray-Darling

Moderator: Lucia De Stefano, Complutense Universidad de Madrid

Panelists:

River Basin Planning: Tony McLeod, MDBA, Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Drought Provisions: Daniel Connell, Australian National University

Water Markets and Basin Governance: Dustin Garrick, McMaster University/University of Oxford

Dealing with Climate Change: Brad Udall, Senior Scientist/Scholar, Colorado State University; University of Colorado

10:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Panel: International Innovations to Address Water Scarcity and Drought: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Daniel Connell, Australian National University

Panelists:

Infrastructure and Climate Change: Reed Benson, University of New Mexico

Reallocation and Water Markets: Nuria Hernández-Mora, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Innovation in Transboundary Governance: Michele-Lee Moore, University of Victoria

Data Sharing and River Basin Modelling: Kevin Wheeler, University of Oxford

Moderator

Lucia De Stefano, Daniel Connell

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 4: Adapting to Water Scarcity and Droughts in Federations.

Alternate Title

Adapting to Water Scarcity and Droughts in Federations