New approaches and tools are needed to make it easier for broad coalitions of stakeholders to understand water-energy-food-environment systems better and collaborate on resource management decisions more effectively and efficiently. Particularly on regional systems, or water resources which cross borders, effective collaboration is increasingly essential. Water impacts on other economic sectors such as energy and food, and also on ecosystems. Managing water well requires understanding synergies and trade-offs with these resource systems as well.
Professor Julien Harou, Chair in Water Engineering at the University of Manchester, will present the latest research from FutureDAMS on the design and assessment of water-energy-food-environment mega systems, introducing examples of real world systems using advanced analytics to support the decision making of coalitions of stakeholders.