Program [pdf]

Instructions to submit a blog to PASI 2013: [pdf]

PASI 2013 WEAP and LEAP Training Modules
English: [pdf] Spanish: [pdf]

Day 1: Sunday, 23 June  |  Day 2: Monday, 24 June  |  Day 3: Tuesday, 25 June  |  Day 4: Wednesday, 26 June  |  Day 5: Thursday, 27 June  | Day 6: Friday, 28 June  |  Day 7: Saturday, 29 June  | Day 8: Sunday, 30 June  |  Day 9: Monday, 1 July  |  Day 10: Tuesday, 2 July  |  Day 11: Wednesday, 3 July  |

Sun. 23 June Arrivals, evening reception Reception: 8:00-10:00pm

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Mon. 24 June

Topic – Program overview: water-energy nexus and global-change adaptation

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Christopher Scott, University of Arizona, USAMr. Guido Soto, CAZALAC
Presentation: Dr. Christopher Scott:

  • “Introduction to PASI 2013 – Adaptive Energy-Water Management in the Arid Americas” [pdf]
  • “The Water-Energy Nexus in Global Context” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: –       Ice-breaker activity: participants meet-and-greet in pairs, then introduce each other to the full group as means to forge group objectives and teamwork.-       Instructions on submitting blog responses.

–       Conduct pre-training evaluation (document trainees’ expectations, which will also be assessed periodically during the training).

Model: Water-energy nexus ‘conceptual model’ (inter-linked resource assessment)
Reference Materials: Scott, C.A. 2011. The water-energy-climate nexus: resources and policy outlook for aquifers in Mexico. Water Resources Research 47, W00L04,doi:10.1029/2011WR010805. [pdf]

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2 (11:15-1:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Asfaw Beyene, San Diego State University, USA
Presentation: Dr. Asfaw Beyene:

  • “Modeling the Problem: The Thermodynamic Approach” [pdf]
  • “Modeling the Problem: Conclusions and Recommendations” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Review of previous PASI program on Energy, Water, and Global Climate Change.
Model: ‘Priority-setting’ through speaker – participants interaction
Reference Materials: Beyene, A., W. Oechel, D. MacPhee. 2010. Energy, Water and Global Climate Change as a Regional Agenda of the Americas. Report to NSF PASI Program. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. [pdf]

1:00-2:00 PM

LUNCH

PM Session 1

(2:00-4:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Asfaw Beyene, San Diego State University, USA
Exercise/Outcome: Review of previous PASI program on Energy, Water, and Global Climate Change.

4:00-4:15pm

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PM Session 2

(4:15-6:00 PM)

Topic – Integrated resource management: what is it and why it is important for safe-operating space and water and energy security
Speaker/s: Dr. Francisco Meza, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Presentation: Dr. Francisco Meza:

  • “Global Change and the Challenge for Integrated Water Resources Management” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Identification of climatic and hydrological change processes and variability related to water and energy resource use and management.  Strengthen participant-based interaction
Model: ‘Safe operating space’ approach to sustainability and resilience; resource use considering planetary and societal boundaries.
Reference Materials: Bambach, N., F.J. Meza. 2009. Recursos Hídricos, Estacionalidad y Cambio Climático: Un desafío para la agricultura Chilena. Agronomía y Forestal U.C. 37: 12-18. [pdf]Rockström, J. et al. 2009. A safe operating space for humanity. Nature 461, 472-475 (24 September 2009). [pdf]

Tue. 25 June

Topic – Climate change/variability, water and energy, and adaptation

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Alfredo Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Presentation: Dr. Alfredo Ribiero:

  • “Climate Change/Variability, Water-Energy and Adaptation” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Web-based, computer user-interface identification of regional hydroclimatic processes. Link resource use with impacts and adaptation pathways.
Model: Regional climate models – overview
Reference Materials: Ribeiro Neto, A., Montenegro, S.M.G.L., Silva, L.P.E., Cirilo, J.A. 2011. Impacts of Climate Change in Surface Runoff Using Regional Climate Model in Pernambuco State – Northeast of Brazil. Proceedings of XIV World Water Congress, Porto de Galinhas-Brazil, 2011. Portuguese: [pdf]Supplementary Materials:

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2

(11:15-1:00 PM)

Speaker/s:

Dr. Alfredo Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Exercise/Outcome: Web-based, computer user-interface identification of regional hydroclimatic processes. Link resource use with impacts and adaptation pathways.

1:00-2:00 PM

LUNCH

PM Session 1

(2:00-4:00 PM)

 

Topic – Adaptive systems, land and water use, social priorities
Speaker/s: Dr. Elma Montaña, Universidad Nacional Cuyo – CONICET, Argentina
Presentation: Dr. Elma Montaña:

  • “Adaptive Systems: Science-Policy Dialogues and Stakeholder Involvement” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Stakeholder priorities and engagement.
Model: ‘Science-policy dialogue’ as formal interaction mechanism for researchers, stakeholders, and decision-makers.
Reference Materials: Montaña, E. 2008. Central Andes Foothill Farmers Facing Global Environmental Change. IHDP Update 2: 36-40. International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change. [pdf]

4:00-4:15pm

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PM Session 2

(4:15-6:00 PM)

Topic – La Serena Region Stakeholder Roundtable
 Speaker/s:  Mr. Jorge Nuñez, CAZALAC, ChileMs. Mariel Álvarez Cancino, Coquimbo Regional Development Corporation, Chile

Mr. Luis Aguirre Tapia, National Institute of Farming and Ranching Development, Chile

Mr. Christian Saez Cariz, Agriculture Society of the North, Chile

Presentations: Ms. Mariel Álvarez Cancino:

  • “Regional Productive Development Corporation, Coquimbo, Chile” [pdf]

Mr. Luis Aguirre Tapia:

  • “Economic Analysis and Experience of Smallholder Farmers in the Coquimbo Region with INDAP’s Solar Photovoltaic Program.” [pdf]
  • “Map of Solar PV Locations” [ZIPed .kmz file]

Mr. Christian Saez Cariz:

  • “Water and Energy Through the Lens of Regional Agriculture in Chile.” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Preparation for Day 3 field visit; in-class visit by stakeholders from La Serena region (to be determined by CAZALAC).Orient participants towards real-world, practical challenges.
Model: ‘Science-policy dialogue’ in practice
Reference Materials: Case-study material on La Serena to be assigned.

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Wed. 26 June

Topic – Field exposure: water-energy nexus

9:00 AM-6 PM

Speaker/s: Mr. Guido Soto, CAZALAC, ChileMr. Jorge Nuñez, CAZALAC, Chile
Exercise/Outcome: Field visit. Orient participants towards real-world, practical challenges including communicating with decision-makers and stakeholders:1) foster communication between young scientists with end-users/decision-makers;2) how end-users’ needs can flow into research agenda and how scientific output can be useful to decision makers;

3) how to engage into effective communication strategies?

Model: ‘Water-energy operational system’
Reference Materials: Case-study material on La Serena to be assigned.
Itinerary:
1)  Aguas del Valle, Coquimbo, Elqui watershed: Potable water plant2) Elqui watershed: Rural potable water committee of Altovasol3) Embalse Puclaro: hydroelectric plant

Thu. 27 June

Topic – Renewable energy, land and water

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Suzanne Pierce, University of Texas-Austin, USADr. Silvia Muylaert, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Presentations: Dr. Suzanne Pierce:

  • “Energy-water and Alternatives: Chilean Case Studies” [pdf]

Dr. Silvia Muylaert:

  • “Renewable Energy, Land and Water in a Global Climate Change Regime.” [pdf]
  • “Carbon Capture and Storage in Salah, Algeria”
Exercise/Outcome: Renewables and biofuels as future ‘wild cards’ for water-energy nexus. Highlight water and land implications of biofuel expansion.
Model: Water-use coefficient analysis of wind, solar, and biofuels.
Reference Materials: Muylaert de Araujo, M.S., M.A. Freitas. 2008. Acceptance of renewable energy innovation in Brazil – case study of wind energy. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 12: 584-591. [pdf]Gomes, M.S., M.S. Muylaert de Araujo. 2009. Bio-fuels production and the environmental indicators. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 13: 2201–2204. [pdf]

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2

(11:15-1:00 PM)

Speaker/s:

Dr. Suzanne Pierce, University of Texas-Austin, USADr. Silvia Muylaert, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exercise/Outcome:

Renewables and biofuels as future ‘wild cards’ for water-energy nexus.Highlight water and land implications of biofuel expansion.

1:00-2:00 PM

LUNCH

PM Session 1

(2:00-4:00 PM)

Topic – Tools: Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP)

Speaker/s: Dr. Francisco Flores, Stockholm Environment Institute, Davis, CA (USA)
Presentations: Dr. Francisco Flores:

  • “Introduction to the Water Evaluation and Planning System” [pdf]
  • “Water Evaluation and Planning System Training” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Parameterize river-basin water system using WEAP model. Participants will assess energy and carbon implications of water uses through application of WEAP and WTA models
Model: WEAP

4:00-4:15pm

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PM Session 2

(4:15-6:00 PM)

Speaker/s:

Dr. Francisco Flores, Stockholm Environment Institute, Davis, CA (USA) 
Exercise/Outcome: Parameterize river-basin water system using WEAP model. Participants will assess energy and carbon implications of water uses through application of WEAP and WTA models

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Fri. 28 June

Topic – Tools: Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP)

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Mr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca, Fundación Bariloche, Argentina
Presentation: Mr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca:

Exercise/Outcome: Assess coupled water and energy resource uses and management of alternatives
Model: LEAP
Reference Materials: Fisher, J. and F. Ackerman. 2011. The Water-Energy Nexus in the Western States: Projections to 2100. Stockholm Environment Institute, Somerville, MA. [pdf]Stockholm Environment Institute – U.S. Center. 2012. Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) TRAINING EXERCISES. English: [pdf]  Spanish: [pdf]

Di Sbroiavacca – Presentacion La Serena – Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) [pdf]

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2

(11:15-1:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Mr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca, Fundación Bariloche, Argentina
Exercise/Outcome: Assess coupled water and energy resource uses and management of alternatives

1:00-2:00 PM

LUNCH

PM Session 1

(2:00-4:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Mr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca, Fundación Bariloche, Argentina

Exercise/Outcome:

Assess coupled water and energy resource uses and management of alternatives

4:00-4:15pm

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PM Session 2

(4:15-6:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Mr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca, Fundación Bariloche, Argentina
Exercise/Outcome: Assess coupled water and energy resource uses and management of alternatives

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Sat. 29 June

Topic – Tools: WEAP-LEAP SynthesisNOTE: 9:00 – 14:00; Lunch at 14:00

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Sebastian Vicuña, Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileMr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca, Fundación Bariloche, Argentina
Presentation: Dr. Sebastian Vicuña:

  • “Water-Energy Nexus: WEAP-LEAP” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Assess coupled water and energy resource uses and management of alternatives
Model: Coupled model development for scenario exploration
Reference Materials: WEAP and LEAP modules

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2

(11:15-2:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Sebastian Vicuña, Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileMr. Nicolás Di Sbroiavacca, Fundación Bariloche, Argentina
Exercise/Outcome: Assess coupled water and energy resource uses and management of alternatives

2:00-3:00 PM

LUNCH

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Sun. 30 June

Topic – Ecological field tripNOTE: 13:00 – 17:00

PM Field Trip (1:00-5:00pm)

Speaker/s: Jorge Nuñez, CAZALAC, Chile
Exercise/Outcome: Field visit to Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve
Model:
Reference Materials: Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve

Mon. 1 July

Topic – Water and Potential International Conflict in South America

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Sigrid Andersen, Universidade Federal do Paraná – Brazil
Exercise/Outcome: Water, Energy and Geopolitics. Rivers as International Boundaries. Different governments with diverse interest in the use of waters.
Model: Group formation – game exercise: Confrontation or Negotiation?
Reference Materials: Fawcet, C.B, 1918. A Study in Political Geography, University Press, Oxford. [pdf]United Nations Environmental Program. 2007. Vulnerabilidad y Resistencia Hidropolíticas en Aguas Internacionales – América Latina y El Caribe. [pdf]

Instructions for Session Exercise: Hydropolitics in International Waters [pdf]

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2 (11:15-1:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Sigrid Andersen, Universidade Federal do Paraná – Brazil
Exercise/Outcome: Water, Energy and Geopolitics. Rivers as International Boundaries. Different governments with diverse interest in the use of waters.

1:00-2:00 PM

LUNCH

PM Session 1 (2:00-4:00 PM)

Topic – Waste-energy Recovery, Distributed Energy Generation, Watershed Context

Speaker/s: Mr. Kleber Vanolli, Itaipu Binational – Brazil
Presentations: Mr. Kleber Vanolli:

  • “Agroenergy: Food and Energy Products Integral in Rural Properties” [pdf]

Ms. Dangela Maria Fernandes:

  • “CIBIOGÁS: International Center of Renewable Energy – Biogas, ITAIPU Binacional” [pdf]

Ms. Janaina Pascual:

  • “Agroenergy in the Ajuricaba Watershed, Brazil” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Create a business modeling related to Distributed Energy Generation, based on your local reality
Model: Business modeling, agroenergy condominium
Reference Materials:

4:00-4:15pm

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Tue. 2 July

Topic – Agricultural water and energy management

AM Session 1

(9:00-11:00 AM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Rodrigo Fuster, Universidad de Chile
Presentation: Dr. Rodrigo Fuster:

  • “Agricultural Water and Energy Management” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Agricultural water management assessment, identifying energy management options. Emphasis on agriculture as largest human use of water in most arid regions.
Model: ‘Agricultural water-energy management’
Reference Materials: Wester, P. 2008. When the pumps run dry: Arresting groundwater depletion in Guanajuato. In Shedding the Waters, pp. 173-207, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. [pdf]

11:00-11:15 AM

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AM Session 2 (11:15-1:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Mr. Rodrigo Fuster, Universidad de Chile
Exercise/Outcome: Agricultural water management assessment, identifying energy management options. Emphasis on agriculture as largest human use of water in most arid regions.

1:00-2:00 PM

LUNCH

PM Session 1

(2:00-4:00 PM)

Topic – Water-energy nexus legal, regulatory, and policy challenges

Speaker/s: Dr. Carl Bauer, University of Arizona
Presentation: Dr. Carl Bauer:

  • “Strengths and Weaknesses of the Chilean Model of Water Governance” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Highlight water-energy nexus as a policy tool.
Model: Emphasis on hydropower.  Does electricity trump water in law and policy matters?
Reference Materials: Bauer, C.J. 2009. Dams and markets: rivers and electric power in Chile. Natural Resources Journal 49: 583-651. [pdf]Bauer, C.J. 2013. The experience of water markets and the market model in Chile. In: Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity: International Experiences. Ed: Maestu, J. RFF Press. [pdf]

4:00-4:15pm

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PM Session 2

(4:15-6:00 PM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Carl Bauer, University of Arizona 
Exercise/Outcome: Highlight water-energy nexus as a policy tool.

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Wed. 3 July

Topic – Decision support in action: a Chilean case study on drought risk management

AM Session 1

(9:00-10:30 AM)

Speaker/s: Dr. Koen Verbist, UNESCO-IHP
Presentations: Dr. Koen Verbist:

  • “Decision Support in Action: A Chilean Case Study on Drought Risk Management” [pdf]
  • “Introduction to the UNESCO Climate Data Library” [pdf]

Exercise/Outcome:

Insight in an operational decision support system and hands-on exercise on the use of the climate data library for tool development.

Model:

Climate risk monitoring and decision support using the Climate Data Library
Reference Materials: Helmuth, M. 2011. A better climate for disaster risk management. Climate and Society No. 3, International Research Institute for Climate and Society. [pdf]Chilean Drought Monitor: www.climatedatalibrary.cl/UNEA/maproom/

10:30-10:40 AM

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AM Session 2 (10:40-11:00 AM)

Topic – PASI training program conclusion

Speaker/s: Dr. Christopher Scott, University of Arizona, USAMr. Jorge Nuñez, CAZALAC, Chile
Presentation: Dr. Christopher Scott:

  • “Conclusion: Water-Energy Nexus in the Americas” [pdf]
  • “Table: Water-Energy Nexus Challenges and Opportunities in the Americas” [pdf]
Exercise/Outcome: Next steps, PASI dissemination plans. Strengthen group through inclusion in AQUASEC network
Model: ‘Group formation’ – wrap-up exercise and post-training evaluation. Participants’ reports collected and considered for submission as a journal special issue or other publication.
Reference Materials: http://aquasec.org

Midday Departures

Check-out: before 11:00am