Long-term vision for the sustainable use of the world's freshwater resources

Research Project Outline

The establishment of the critical level of climate change based on future projections was indispensable to setting up greenhouse gas reduction targets. Similarly, the establishment of the critical level of freshwater use based on future projections must be indispensable to avoiding and/or mitigating world water crisis. Therefore, this study tries to make future projections of the supply and demand of freshwater resources under various future scenarios, to establish the critical level of freshwater use, and to present a vision for sustainable use of freshwater resources of the world. One of the currently most advanced numerical simulation models of world freshwater resources will make these procedures possible. This study ultimately aims to contribute to "water security" of the world and Japan.

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Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use
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