Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences (Martz Summer Conference, June 9-10)
SLIDES: Learning from Drought Crises in Federations: Principles, Indicators and Lessons Learned
Martz Summer Conference (8th: 2016: Boulder, Colo.)
Lucia De Stefano, Complutense Universidad de Madrid
Dustin Garrick, McMaster University/University of Oxford
Daniel Connell, Australia National University
De Stefano, Lucia; Garrick, Dustin; and Connell, Daniel, "SLIDES: Learning from Drought Crises in Federations: Principles, Indicators and Lessons Learned" (2016). Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences (Martz Summer Conference, June 9-10).
Learning from Drought Crisis in Federations: Tools and Institutions for Dealing with Water Scarcity and Sustained Droughts
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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.