King’s Water lead Naho Mirumachi and member Daanish Mustafa are in Arizona this week joining with colleagues from Arizona State University and the University of New South Wales as part of a new initiative on river basin management.
The PLuS (Phoenix-London-Sydney) Alliance creates, enables and deploys innovative research and education linkages across three globally-focused universities to contribute to a sustainable future by collaborating in the areas of sustainability, global health, social justice, technology and innovation.
River basins are complex systems that are inherently connected through
biophysical and social processes, providing an array of ecosystem services.
Much of humanity’s freshwater resources are taken from river basins to supply
urban communities, industry, and agriculture. Managing risks to these basins,
in an era of global climate change, is widely considered to be among the
greatest development challenges facing humanity in the Anthropocene.
This symposium, sponsored by the PLuS (Phoenix-London-Sydney) Alliance,
features a mix of research presentations and collaborative discussions on the
science and policy of global river basin management. Participants will develop
strategies for moving from knowledge to action to enhance the sustainability
and security of global river basins.
Join Naho and Daanish this Tuesday 13 September from 2:30-6:30pm in Arizona to explore these issues and learn more about the initiative.