Conceptual framework for scenarios development in the Water futures and Solutions project
Resilience Management & Governance
“The major purpose of the Water Futures & Solutions (WFaS) initiative is to develop a set of adaptable resilient and robust solutions and a framework to facilitate access to and guidance through them by decision makers facing a variety of water-related challenges to sustainable evelopment, and a set of optional pathways to achieve plausible sustainable development goals by 2050.
The WFaS Initiative addresses the multidimensional aspects of the water system and is guided by stakeholders representing these various aspects. The Initiative views freshwater systems as being strongly interweaved with human activities (Economy, Society) and Nature as a whole. Dynamics and health of freshwater systems is critical to human well- being. The Initiative will go beyond scenario production and model comparisons and will focus on exploring solutions and necessary innovations to address the growing water challenges. Solutions can be combinations of technological innovations, regulatory approaches, manageent or institutional changes that improve the balance of water supply and demand, improve water quality, or reduce water-related risks for society. Solutions will often be embedded in and cut across all sectors of social and economic activities. In order to represent the aspirations and interdependencies as described above, the conceptual framework has been developed, to communicate project results to the target audiences.”
(Citaat: Magnuszewski, P., Wiberg, W., Cosgrove, W., Fischer, G., Floerke, M., Hizsnyik, E., Pahl-Wostl, C., Segrave, A.J., et al. – Conceptual framework for scenarios development in the Water futures and Solutions project – IIASA Interim Report, IR-15-011, Laxenburg, Austria (2015))