WaterTalk: Global water security under changing socio-economic and climate conditions

Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Taher Kahil, Group Leader of the Water Security Research Group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, presents "Global water security under changing socio-economic and climate conditions."

Water security is essential for sustainable development, underpinning almost all types of economic activity— from agriculture to manufacturing and energy—as well as human health and biodiversity. However, global water security is currently being threatened by growing demand for clean water and increasing uncertainty about water availability. This talk will present advances in integrated modelling of water resources and describe findings related to global water availability and demand assessments under future socio-economic and climate scenarios, their environmental and socio-economic impacts, and potential solutions to enhance global water security.