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Thematic Process T.3.2.3

Establishing the foundations for success: the science, benefits and relevance of eco-hydrology

· Coordinator :
European Regional Centre for Ecohyrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences(ERCE PAN)
· Co-Coordinator :
UNESCO International Hydrological Programme

This session will examine approaches, principles and experiences in management and restoration that have the potential to be applied or scaled across multiple locations.
Ecohydrological applications use hydrological processes and ecosystem properties interplay as management tools which are becoming important measures in the course of increasing global human impact. Especially because there is an increasing number of evidence that the cumulative effect of intermediate and dispersed pollution leakage from the catchment to receiving freshwater ecosystems is much larger than the sum of high impacts from point sources of pollution.
A novel approach for solving this problem in the framework of IWRM is provided by Ecohydrology as formulated within UNESCO-IHP. Ecohydrology theory makes use of understanding the interplay of hydrological and ecological processes from molecular to catchment scales to regulate and enhance catchment carrying capacity, i.e. water resources, biodiversity, ecosystem services for society and resilience.
Ecohydrological dual regulation integrated with biotechnologies provides low energy, low cost, and novel tools for IWRM especially for mitigation of intermediate and dispersed forms of pollution from agricultural landscapes or urban storm water. All these measures ought to be integrated in the catchment scale for synergy and harmonized with hydrotechnical infrastructure.
Current Ecohydrology theory and practice will be introduced through a series of case studies in the framework of UNESCO-IHP illustrating harmonization of biotechnological measures with hydroengineering in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Keywords :
Agriculture & Irrigation, Development, Disaster, Economy, Ecosystem, Energy & Hydropower, Environments, Nexus, Pollution, Recovery & Restoration, Resource, Risilience, River, SDGs, Sustainability, Technology, Transboundary, Urban, Wastewater, Water Quality, Water Security, Water Supply

Session Data

· Date :
April 15, 2015 (수)
· Time :
09:00-11:00
· Venue :
DIB_B101
DAEGU - Inter-Burgo Hotel
B1F Grand Ballroom A
· Session Code :
T.3.2.3
· Language :
English
Korean