02176nam 2200205 n 450 TD18037560TDMAGDIG20190501d2018------k--ita-50----ba engInvestigating water-land-ecosystems nexus for watershed integrated managementTesi di dottoratodiritti: info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessIn relazione con info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/hdl/2158/1131286Environmental crisis, food insecurity and climate change are increasingly showing that human actions let the control variables of several planetary boundaries leave the safe operating space. A radical change in the human development paradigm is needed to maintain the ecosystem capacity for supporting human well-being. Due to its high connectivity, water plays a key role within the ecosystems and it is strictly related to the production of basic services that support human well-being, such as food provisioning or energy production (the so-called Nexus). This suggests the necessity of analyzing the interconnections and feedbacks among water, land and energy management to promote a more resilient and fair coupling of environment and society. A new language is needed to improve the existing water management and to promote a new approach where water is a single component of a multiple integrated system. The main objective of this thesis is to investigate interrelationships among water, energy and land management in human-water systems to improve their management and to translate a general Nexus approach into operative frameworks. A multi scale approach is adopted, integrating hydrological modelling with the evaluation of Ecosystem Services (ES) and the Water Footprint (WF) analysis. Different case studies are elaborated to assess, from an innovative perspective, the interrelations of water management with the other natural resources.Tommaso PacettiEnrica Caporali, Boris Schröder-EsselbachITIT-FI0098http://memoria.depositolegale.it/*/http://hdl.handle.net/2158/1131286http://hdl.handle.net/2158/1131286CFTDTD