An International Workshop: Managing River Basins as Coupled Human-Natural Systems
With growing human impacts on hydrological processes over space and time, river basins around the world have evolved to become distinctive coupled human-natural systems (CHNS). The patterns and processes, reciprocal interactions and feedbacks, and co-evolution of biophysical and socioeconomic states that link humans and natural systems characterize CHNS. River basins should be managed as CHNS to balance both natural and human needs.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers on river basin management from the United States, China, and other countries in order to exchange and compare experiences in different countries and to identify research issues and potential collaborations. Participants in this workshop include, but are not limited to, members of a US NSF-sponsored project, an NSFC-sponsored project, and projects on a number of target basins in developing countries sponsored by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
An International Workshop Managing River Basins as Coupled Human-Natural Systems will be in the Zhongguanyuan International Conference Center, Peking University (Beijing, China) from May 6-7, 2013.
- Surface water-groundwater interaction modeling and joint surface-groundwater management analysis
- Integrated hydrology/ecology/social science modeling
- Operation, monitoring and adaptations
- River basin management governance
- Comparison of natural and social conditions and management policies over the basins in different countries