software . 2021

The Urban Drought Nexus Tool

Bahri, M.; Cremades, R.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 07 Mar 2021
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
The “Urban Drought Nexus Tool” facilitates the co-development of climate services for cities under increasing droughts. The tool integrates multiple types of information and still can be applied to other case studies with minimal adjustments on the parameters of land use, water consumption and energy use in the water sector. The tool needs hydrological projections under climate scenarios to evaluate climatic futures, and requires the co-creation of socio-economic future scenarios with local stakeholders. Thus it is possible to provide specific information about droughts taking into account future water availability and future water consumption. Ultimately, such complex system as formed by the water-energy-land nexus can be reduced to single variables of interest, e.g. the number of events with no water available in the future and their length, so that the complexities are reduced and the results can be conveyed to society in an understandable way, including the communication of uncertainties. The tool and an explanatory guide in pdf format are included.
Subjects
free text keywords: urban planning, drought, nexus, climate services, system dynamics, river basin
Communities
  • SDSN - Greece Sustainable Development Projects : European Research Area for Climate Services
Funded by
EC| ERA4CS
Project
ERA4CS
European Research Area for Climate Services
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690462
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERA-NET-Cofund
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Software . 2021
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