The climate crisis and adequate water management are connected to social and territorial cohesion, spatial development, geo-location of economic activities, macroeconomic performance, social equity, circular economy, food security, power generation and other energy conversion activities, public health, biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation...
Deep understanding of water management is strategic among other things for:
Pressure on water resources are hindering our ability to enhance resilience and adaptability to climate change.
Climate change through the altering of hydrological cycles is augmenting pressure on water resources, making water availability more unpredictable and increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme events: droughts and drought risk, long-term water scarcity, floods and flood risk…
Evidence suggests that two thirds of the world population could be living in water-stressed countries, to a different extent, by 2025 if current consumption patterns continue.
Improved water services is a cornerstone for achieving all Sustainable Development Goals.
Water security is the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters and for preserving ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability.
The Center for Water and Climate Adaptation has the ambition to become a worldwide reference in terms of cutting-edge skills development for the private sector, the public sector, and the civil society on sustainable water resources management for long-term water security and climate change adaptation.
Water will be a standpoint lo look at other sustainability dimensions, as part of the IE roadmap to expand the scope of the Center for the Environment. It will contribute to move away from the somewhat endogamic nature of the water industry, so that non-technological discussions are pervasive and the interaction with other sectors is not downplayed, when not overlooked at all.
This Center for Water and Climate Adaptation, based at IE University, has a clear mission, to provide specialized knowledge and talent contributing to economic and social development, responding to the challenges of sustainability, hence ensuring a better life for current and future generations.
To do so we will study the corporate, political, economic, environmental, and societal dimensions of ensuring worldwide climate change adaptation through long-term water security, from a transdisciplinary perspective: building on evidence from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but mostly focusing on economics, strategic financing, institutional analysis, and regulation, based upon a contemporary idea of governance: mastering complexity.
From a transdisciplinary perspective; building on evidence from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but mostly focusing on economics, strategic financing, institutional analysis, and regulation, based upon a contemporary idea of governance: mastering complexity.
Natural Resources Economist, working worldwide. Senior Research Fellow
CEO of Almar Water Solutions & President of the International Desalination Association
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