In our mini-documentary series “Modeling the Future” we highlight the motive, aims, methods and results of individual researchers of our Mountain Hydrology Group. The first two clips of the series focus on the postdoc projects of Philip Kraaijenbrink and Arthur Lutz: Pan-TPE and SustaIndus.
The high mountain regions of Asia provide an important source of water for the populated downstream areas. In the Pan-Third Pole Environment project we work on understanding the large-scale impacts of climate change on the region’s water supply, and on the impacts of socioeconomic development on water demand. In this video Philip explains how large-scale remote sensing and modelling tools are used to do this.
The Indus river basin in Asia is one of the most water-stressed regions on our planet. Arthur leads SustaIndus; an interdisciplinary science project to support sustainable water management and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for water, food, and energy in this climate change hotspot. In this video, he explains how modeling tools are used to do this.