Disaster Risk Management and climate change: preparing for uncertainty

  • Comparative assessment of tools for modelling drought risks (Global/ Colombia)
    A data and model inventory of all relevant hydrological and remote sensing indicators, models, datasets, and tools that can be used to detect, monitor, and forecast drought risk in data scarce areas are collected in a dedicated catalogue: https://droughtcatalogue.com/. Within this project, a Principles and implementation guidance on assessing drought hazard and risk was also developed. Contact person: Patricia Trambauer
  • Evaluating Groundwater Scarcity and Abundance due to Climatic Extremes in the Cauca valley (Colombia)
    In this project a regional numerical hydrogeological model of the south of the Valley is developed and included in a decision support tool. The support tool is meant for the regional authority to decide on new wells, schedule pumping schemes and decide on spatial planning to protect groundwater. Contact person: Marta Faneca
  • WaterLOUPE – Assessing water scarcity risks now and in the future (Colombia, Argentina)
    The WaterLOUPE tool tracks data relating to social, economic and climate factors that affect fresh water availability in river basins and displays the information on a highly visual, user-friendly dashboard. The scienti´Čücally sound tool is easily accessible for all user groups and provides scenarios extending to a thirty-year time horizon. It runs the risk assessment for each actor-group separately, instead of providing one generic risk assessment per basin. Contact persons: Marta Faneca and Diana Morales Irato
  • Long-term Planning of Water Investments in the Chancay-Lambayeque Basin, Peru using the Decision Tree Framework (Peru)
    This study assessed the performance of the Chancay-Lambayeque to future climatic and demographic changes and identify robust adaptation options including new reservoirs, increased groundwater pumping and natural infrastructure. Contact person: Umit Taner