The change in climatic variability and conditions, the increase in world population, and the concentration of such world population in urban areas are increasing the stress imposed on water resources. By 2030 there will be 41 megacities worldwide, which will raise domestic water demand, posing big challenges to water supply. For instance, in London by 2020 a shortfall of 133 million litres per day is expected, if nothing is done on the management side with respect to the current practices.
This Symposium and Summer School aims at exploring the perspective of urban water demand management for the next years.
Several topics are going to be addressed, with a particular attention on modelling and understanding the behaviour of water consumers, the drivers of such behaviour, the role of social norms, economic leverages and water demand management strategies to promote behavioural change, and the role of Information and Communication Technologies to support the design, implementation and deliver smart solutions for urban water demand management.
21 – 25 August 2016
Monte Verità – Switzerland. Venue of choice of Congressi StefanoFranscini Conferences.