As changes in the Earth’s climate become more evident instances of water shortage and excess are becoming increasingly frequent throughout the world.
Weather conditions vary from place to place and from time to time. However our climate has never seen such quick and drastic changes in a short period as in the past two decades. Our challenge lies in understanding the negative and positive aspects of climate change and how to react and adapt on these changes in the best possible way.
FutureWater investigates the basis of current climate change scenarios and their uncertainties and suggests how our water management could adapt in the best possible way. To do so we make use of simulation models and have developed downscaling methodologies for climate change scenarios to analyze water management options for the future.
The following projects highlight our approach:
- Mainstream climate change adaptation and mitigation into agriculture in the Southern Caucasus
- Addressing Climate Vulnerability of Africa’s Infrastructure
- Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia (Aral Sea)
- Climate Change Impact and Adaptation on Global Food Security
- Adaptation to Climate Change for Agriculture in The Gambia
- Field Scale Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change to Sustain Food Security: A Modeling Approach Across Seven Contrasting Basins