Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Adv. Sci. Res., 7, 71–81, 2011
Adv. Sci. Res., 7, 71–81, 2011

  26 Apr 2011

26 Apr 2011

Development of responses based on IPCC and "what-if?" IWRM scenarios

V. Giannini1,2, L. Ceccato1, C. Hutton3, A. A. Allan4, S. Kienberger5, W.-A. Flügel6, and C. Giupponi1,2 V. Giannini et al.
  • 1Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • 2Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Venice, Italy
  • 3GeoData Institute, Southampton, UK
  • 4Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee, UK
  • 5Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • 6Department of Geoinformatics, Hydrology and Modelling, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

Abstract. This work illustrates the findings of a participatory research process aimed at identifying responses for sustainable water management in a climate change perspective, in two river basins in Europe and Asia. The chapter describes the methodology implemented through local participatory workshops, aimed at eliciting and evaluating possible responses to flood risk, which were then assessed with respect to the existing governance framework. Socio-economic vulnerability was also investigated developing an indicator, whose future trend was analysed with reference to IPCC scenarios. The main outcome of such activities consists in the identification of Integrated Water Resource Management Strategies (IWRMS) based upon the issues and preferences elicited from local experts. The mDSS decision support tool was used to facilitate transparent and robust management of the information collected and communication of the outputs.