Dimensions of Water Security in the Global Context of Sustainable Development

Schneider, Petra and Avellán, Tamara, "Dimensions of Water Security in the Global Context of Sustainable Development" in Global Water Security Issues (GWSI) Case Studies: Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals (Daejeon, Republic of Korea: UNESCO i-WSSM, 2019), 119-139.

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  • Author Schneider, Petra
    Avellán, Tamara
    Chapter Title Dimensions of Water Security in the Global Context of Sustainable Development
    Book Title Global Water Security Issues (GWSI) Case Studies: Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals
    Publication Date 2019
    Place of Publication Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Publisher UNESCO i-WSSM
    Start page 119
    End page 139
    Language eng
    Abstract The contribution discusses the transdisciplinary dimensions of water security in the framework of global change syndromes according to Schellnhuber et al. (1997), as there are: Utilization Syndromes (Sahel, Overexploitation, Rural Exodus, Dust Bowl, Katanga, Mass Tourism, Scorched Earth), Development Syndromes (Aral Sea, Green Revolution, Asian Tiger, Favela, Urban Sprawl, Disaster), and Sink Syndromes (Smokestack, Waste Dumping, Contaminated Land). Through case studies, illustrated with a cause-and-effect analysis the drivers and pressures on water resources for the global change syndromes are described, and their resulting impacts in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as Agenda 2030. In addition, we show the responses while focusing on success stories of dealing with global change syndromes. In the water-related transdisciplinary context of SDG6, the proposed topic relates further to the SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. The syndrome approach forces systems thinking to analyze the interlinkages between sectors and approaches, and as such is a feasible teaching tool for the assessment and implementation of a Nexus approach, supporting strongly SDG17 – partnership for the goals. The results shall support to disseminate information on water security and the SDGs, providing the water community with illustrative material, which can be used also for teaching purposes on different educational levels.
    Keyword Global change syndromes
    Planetary Boundaries
    Global water security
    Copyright Holder UNESCO i-WSSM
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9788998408220
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