Big Ideas to achieve the needed Solutions Group

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“Big Ideas” to achieve the needed Solutions Group 1: Nonstationarity Key Challenges 1. Check

“Big Ideas” to achieve the needed Solutions Group 1: Nonstationarity Key Challenges 1. Check validity of climate model output for use in hydro models for water security and water infrastructure • Examine existing model output from a hydrological perspective Ensemble methodology – ex. can non-stationarity of climate signals explain non-stationarity in streamflow response? • • 2 a. Forensic investigation of large floods – what were unique and specific forcings 2 b. Forensic investigation of severe droughts – ibid. • 3. Investigate ecosystem • response and feedbacks to changing climate, changing surface water and groundwater More emphasis Develop a framework for approach Begin conversation among groups at CSU

“Big Ideas” to achieve the needed Solutions Group 2: Governance Key Challenges - Benchmarking

“Big Ideas” to achieve the needed Solutions Group 2: Governance Key Challenges - Benchmarking and rating of the system - Global training - Leapfrog technology - Reconciling profit and social issues - Water accounting - Establishment of governance structure 2. Integration and fragmentation – - Transboundary water issues 1. Capacity building – people and institutions (governance, transparency, public trust) mutually reinforcing promoting ‘one water’ getting people to work together to work against fragmentation and towards cooperation 3.

Group 3: Management Key Challenges 1. Water infrastructure (problem statement): • • • Early

Group 3: Management Key Challenges 1. Water infrastructure (problem statement): • • • Early warning systems Dealing with uncertainty Incorporating risk 4. Informed decision making based on accessible and actionable data • • • Adaptive strategies and sustainability Resiliency Integrate data, modeling, and information presentation (DSS) 3. How to plan for extreme events • • • Resilient traditional and non-traditional infrastructure Conservation Scientific credibility and social confidence 2. Implementation, integration, resilience, informatics, and demonstration projects • • • “Big Ideas” to achieve the needed Solutions Taking advantage of big data Linking measurement and management Determining value of water