Participants of all professional backgrounds are invited to take the perspective of different nexus stakeholders and discuss socio-cultural, environmental and political factors related to key technologies in urban contexts with different framework conditions.
How would you design the process to a new urban water-energy system dealing with different maybe contradicting opinions of stakeholders? What synergies can you find to positively shape the urban water-energy nexus?
Present your proposal to the other groups and discuss opportunities, barriers and possible trade-offs. This session gives you the chance to interact dynamically with fellow-participants and to gain new insights into the crucial linkages between water and energy.
Where and when
Mopnday 28 Aug 2017
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis
Welcome & Introduction
The session will start with a brief introduction to the urban water-energy nexus and an explanation of the interactive task for the session.
Participants will be divided into working groups. Each group is given a proposal for an improvement of the water-energy nexus in a fictive urban context. Participants will discuss the case from the perspective of the stakeholder role they choose and will identify drivers and barriers from the perspective of their role. A member of the ITAS team will assist each group.
Discussion and Wrap-up
Each group will present the drivers and barriers they found for their fictive urban context and report what challenges they experienced from their stakeholder perspective. By comparing the different cases, common aspects will be collected and discussed.
Session led by ITAS Team
- Jasmin Friedrich
- Franka Steiner
- Dr. Annika Weiss
- Dr. Helmut Lehn
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