Theme 2: Cooperative analysis of River basin scale adaptation and mitigation options.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight water resource management as a collective action that we must all work on together, as a global community, in order to overcome the challenges ahead of us. River basins are interconnected and transboundary governed by different natural processes and affected by man-made unilateral actions on a global scale. Theme 2 focuses on effective cooperation, integrated basin efforts promoting low-emission water and energy production, transitional adaptation solutions, effective governance systems, commitment to the rules of international law and shared science-driven facts to support the implementation of mutually agreed “no-harm” driven policies. Theme 2 welcomes submissions dealing with integrated data sciences/machine learning/time series and signal processing river basin analyses, identifying gaps in policies/data/knowledge, physical processes deriving drought/flooding phenomena, pilots of vulnerable transboundary river basins, common and aligned policies, and geo-(governance/economics/politics/collaboration). Submissions are also encouraged on the co-design of climate adaptation and mitigation approaches, uptake and data sharing/exchange, visualization/dissemination efforts, co-developing of virtual water usage/agreements/management for river basins, efforts on capacity building, trainings, technology transfer, knowledge exchange, roundtables, and outreach activities at local, national, and institutional levels.