Presentation on theme: "Global Water Systems and Adaptive Water Management"— Presentation transcript:
1 Global Water Systems and Adaptive Water Management Developed within the framework of the European and Asian Academic Networks in the Field of Environmental science (LEANES) for the online module Climate Changedr Ansje LöhrEnvironmental Sciences, School of ScienceOpen Universiteit, The Netherlands
2 dr Ad van Dommelen - director SENSE Development of a chapter Global Water Systems and Adaptive Water Management and case study on the Millingerwaard – 1 ECTSThe LEANES project led by Trinity College Dublin, in cooperation with partnership with the University of Eastern Finland and the Netherlands Research school for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE)dr Ad van Dommelen - director SENSEdr Ansje Löhr: Environmental Sciences School of Science, Open University of The NetherlandsIr Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga: Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centreprof dr Carolien Kroeze, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University & School of Science, Open University of The Netherlands
3 Why the Open Universiteit, the Netherlands? MissionOpen Universiteit develops, provides and promotes innovative higher distance education of top quality, in collaboration with networks and alliances.As the prime university for lifelong learning, it addresses the wide-ranging learning needs of people during their course of life, plus the need to achieve a considerable upgrade of the knowledge level of the society at large.high-quality distance education at academic levelexpert in educational development and innovationcollaboration in networks and alliancesthe university for lifelong learning
4 And the School of Science? Bachelor and Master programme in Environmental Sciences- natural sciences at the core- programmes aim to train broadly oriented environmental scientists.competence of academic professionals to think, communicate, learn and collaborate across boundaries we call ‘transboundary competence’higher education for sustainable development should provide learning environments in which these transboundary competences can be developedBachelor en master bieden:een brede basis met geïntegreerde natuurwetenschappeneen bacheloropleiding met keuze uit drie majors: natuurwetenschappen, beleid of gezondheidflexibiliteit bij het invullen van leerstof en mogelijkheden tot maatwerkde vaardigheid om natuurwetenschappelijke en maatschappijwetenschappelijke kennis te combinerende kennis en vaardigheid om informatietechnologie te hanteren en samen te werken in multidisciplinair teamverbandvirtuele cursussen en innovaties:virtuele klas (begeleiden op afstand)virtueel milieuadviesbureau (VMAB)innovatieprojecten:European Virtual Seminar on Sustainable DevelopmentVirtueel MilieuadviesbureauALFA-project: een virtuele noord-zuid dialoogBegeleiden op afstand virtuele klasOntwikkeling van internationale stages
5 Global Water Systems and Adaptive Water Management – 1 ECTS The LEANES on-line module on Climate Changedeveloped primarily for Asian higher institutions and students and has therefore an international focus.Examples from several places around the worldA focus on the Netherlands and in particular the Millingerwaard: a part of the Rhine river basin.The chapter: provides student with theoretical background and exercises and feedback are givencase study provides students with a practical example of adaptive water management in the Millingerwaard, an area in the Rhine river basin.
6 Chapter Global Water Systems and Adaptive Water Management “Students reflect onown home situation”1. Global water use:Global changeEcosystem services“Examples like Aral Seawith video’s/ websites/papers”2 Global water cycle2.1 Major water types “exercises with feedback”2.2 The hydrological cycle3. Climate change and the water cycle3.1 Observed climate changes“Video: David Attenborough on humaninduced climate change”IPCC, 2007
7 3.2 Impact on Global Freshwater system; trends for the future 3.3 Climate scenarios4. River basinsRiver basin hydrologyThe Dutch Delta“read “Science News” article:How Does Climate ChangeAffect The Water Cycle?“study IPCC models for Africa and Europe: temperature and precipitation in 1980 to 1999 & 2080 to 2099”“find in the Water resources e-Atlas:Ganges, Rhine and Mississippi”“Read the following news itemand make a list of expected changes for the Rhine.How does this relate to the KNMI’06 scenarios?Rhine river discharge could fall by 30% in this century12 Jun 2009 Unit: Wageningen UR”Dutch KNMI’06 climate scenarios
8 Adaptive Water Management 5. Integrated and adaptive water management6. Policies on water management“UN Decade ‘Water for life” “United Nations Millennium Development Goals”“European Water Framework Directive”“National Policies: The Dutch Program Room for the River”7. Stakeholder analysisLink to other study programmes;“EU NeWater Curriculum Adaptive Water Management”A. High importance, low influenceB: High importance, high influenceC: Low importance, low influenceD: Low importance, high influenceMultiple stakeholder platformsImportance/influence matrixSemi structured interviews
9 Case study Millingerwaard The Rhine river - The Millingerwaard – the NetherlandsLowering of floodplains as a measure to increase water storage “Room for the River”.In the chapter the students already studied:- Climate change in the Rhine basinRoom for the River policyKNMI scenario’sAdaptive water management in the Millingerwaard
10 Multimedia in the case study Millingerwaard made by Open Universiteit Stakeholders involved in the MillingerwaardNature developmentDr. Johan Bekhuis – nature development and room for the river project in the Millingerwaard(0 – 3:37)PolicyDrs. Marianne Schuurmans – Major of Millingen aan de RijnAgricultureZeger Stappershoef – Farmer and chairman of the land reform(0 – 2:16)
11 More information Open Universiteit - School of Science: www.ou.nl/nw Multimedia - Skills labs project:SENSE:Wageningen University:Thank you!谢谢!