Drought Vulnerability

workshop 2

The second part of the project focusses on drought vulnerabilities, which requires a multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, a training on Supporting Effective Drought Risk Management in Vulnerable Catchments of Chile was held in Birmingham (UK) on 29th of February – 4th of March with representatives from multiple agencies dealing with drought impact assessment and mitigation in Chile to develop an effective drought vulnerability assessment methodology, applicable for the specific conditions of Chile. 

 

 

Key Topics/Outcomes

- Workable groundwater drought monitoring for Chile

- Overview of groundwater drought vulnerability, resilience and mitigation options in Chile

 

UK experts

Dr. Anne Van Loon

Water Science Group, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, United Kingdom

Prof. David Hannah

Water Science Group, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, United Kingdom

Dr. Mark Cuthbert

Water Science Group, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, United Kingdom

Dr. Julian Clark

Human Geography Group, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, United Kingdom

Dr. Sally Rangecroft

Water Science Group, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, United Kingdom

Dr. Wouter Buytaert

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

 

 

Programme

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29  (Birmingham)

09:15-10:30

Welcome & introduction

Welcome to Birmingham

Introduction to this workshop

Introduction Workshop Journals

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee

 

 

11:00-12:00

Axis 1: Groundwater drought monitoring and quantification

Presentation: groundwater drought monitoring and quantification

Group discussion: Issues with drought in Chile, current barriers to better monitoring and adaption, possible solutions?

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

13:30-15:00

Axis 1: Groundwater drought monitoring and quantification

Group work: How groundwater drought monitoring can be implemented in Chile?

15:00-15:15

Coffee

 

 

15:30-17:00

Axis 1: Groundwater drought monitoring and quantification

Presentation: Analysis of recent drought events (1965-2011) in the arid Huasco Basin, Chile

Group Discussion: Share ideas on groundwater monitoring in Chile

Individual activity: Workshop journals

  

TUESDAY,  MARCH 01 (Birmingham)

09:00-10:30

Drivers of Drought, Drought Data

Introduction from David

Reflection on day 1

Presentation: Data availability and management

10:30-11:00

Coffee

 

 

11:00-12:30

Drivers of Drought, Drought Data

Group work: Discuss the current barriers to good data availability and solutions to these barriers

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

13:30-15:00

Drought Vulnerability

Presentation: Developing the Drought Vulnerability Map of Chile

Independent group work: Blue print Chilean Drought Vulnerability Map

15:00-15:30

Coffee

 

 

15:30-17:00

Drought Vulnerability

Group presentations: Blue print Chilean Drought Vulnerability Map

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02 (Birmingham & London)

09:00-10:30

Session 1: Theory and policy context

Presentation: Adaptive governance and drought

Discussion: Adaptive practices and tools at the nexus

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee

 

 

11:00-12:30

Session 2: Qualitative vulnerability analysis

Presentation: Policy tools for drought vulnerability

Discussion: Vulnerability stressors impacting your case

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

13:30 – 15:00

Session 3: Improving current policies for drought

Presentation: Crafting adaptive policies for drought Discussion: Barriers to adaptive policies

15:00-15:30

Coffee

 

13:30-17:00

Session 4: Chilean case and agricultural vulnerabilities

Group work: Pick-up from Tuesday

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 03 (Oxford)

09:00-12:30

Travel to London

 

Marius Drought Project

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

13:30-15:00

Visit to the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecast (ECMWF)

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 04 (London)

10:00-12:30

The science – policy interface in water management

A participatory monitoring network

Discussion

Dr. Buytaert

Boris Ochoa

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

13:30-16:00

Changing Water Cycle: Hydrological Extremes and Feedbacks

Discussion and breakout working groups

 

Barbara Orellana

 

 

Downloads

Workshop reflections day 1-3

Participants list

MWAR LAC - Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean