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INdRA  Cross Border Energy/Water Flow Conflict Management: Consultancy

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Cross Border Energy/Water Flow Conflict Management

:ConsultancyDrought causes and solutions  v. 3.4 2015
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    Water, water vapor and ice are one of the most ubiquitous forms of energy on our planet.   H2O in all its forms is also one of the most fungible and friable energy resources, second only to oxygen.  Yet, it respects no political boundaries.  At various layers of the biosphere water flows are restricted only by non-anthropogenic forces and features.

Yet, during the anthropogenic inspired accelerated evolution of our biosphere, recognized as primarily as climate change and resource depletion, flows, and flow disruptions, across political boundaries are increasing exponentially.

Nascent, and some already explicitly recognized, conflicts will become the background forces of political tension between nations as we move through the third millennia.   Already visible conflicts over climate refugees, and upstream tapping of vital water resources are causing governments to modify policies and invest in armaments in the face of an increasingly uncertain future.

As water resources become both better understood and scarce, new conflicts will emerge for atmospheric water, underground water and glacial water resources.  Already countries realize the impact of latent heat sources (pollution) glacial erosion, and water pollution  generated in other political domains, on their own increasingly fragile resource profiles.

Yet, this is only the tip of the iceberg.  Greater conflicts will develop when it becomes widely recognized that the thermal profiles of cities in other countries has major impacts on atmospheric flows of water vapor in both adjacent and remote political domains.  This is the substance of the Gare hypothesis.

The INdRA cross border energy flow consultancy is designed to identify emerging problems of water/energy flows between both adjacent and regional political realms. The deliverables of the consultancy include a detailed assessment and identification of currently or inchoate shared water resources.  A detailed set of predictions as to how the sharing of these resources will evolve and the potential impacts upon resource availability, immigration, weather, and inter-regional conflicts.

The primary goal of this consultancy is to deliver legislative objectives that will ensure resource optimization and minimize long term political conflict.

The INdRA Consultative Process:
Typical INdRA  Environmental Projects:
 

Program Description:

 

Methodologies:

Hydrology Mapping:

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Hydrology Mapping : Program design, methods, objectives and metrics:


This program is designed to generate a dynamic catalog of local or regional water sources, categorized by salinity, flows, renewability, and hygienic state.    Longitudinal studies of secondary and primary sources are considered for periods sufficient to incorporate the effects of sea surface temperature fluctuations such as El Niño, as well as synoptic watershed variations.

The objective of this data collection is to identify sources, cycles and frailties of humidity sources.  The deliverables of the program will include detailed flow maps of hydrological sources including arable and non-arable land.

This data is then used to understand wind intensity and wind flows in the region to facilitate land and water use recommendations designed to optimize wind flows.


Utilization Mapping:geo-engineering experts since 2002, Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention ,  Solar radiation management, geoengineers, Marine Cloud Brightening,  ocean acidification,  stratospheric sulfate aerosols,  Carbon dioxide removal, Greenhouse gas remediation and Carbon sequestration, climate change,  runaway global warming,  Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, UNFCCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Arctic geoengineering, Carbon negative fuel, Convention on Biological Diversity, Earth systems engineering and management,

 

 

 

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Utilization Mapping: Program methods and objectives:



Water usage is a misnomer in that the vast majority of water is simply cycled through a usage and then returned to the environment. The change in the water volumes due to seepage or evaporation are generally zero sum. 

Yet, if the pot-ability or potential usage profile of the water is changed by usage this is viewed as off-stream usage. 

Utilization mapping methods depend upon the ultimate usage of the data. 

Off-stream usage data is applicable to both regional profiling and cross border usage analysis.  Off-stream usage includes water consumption, via changes in hygienic or water quality status, such as domestic, agricultural, or industrial usages which  change the status of the water. 

In-stream usage data, is usage that does not have a significant affect on the potable or hygienic nature of the water, such as usage by hydro-electric facilities. 

This data is most relevant for usage in determining cross border values, as although volume may not change flow intensity can be of significant importance as water flows across borders.

The primary sources of usage data, field and user surveys, are combined with secondary sources, (government , NGO, etc.) are analyzed alongside tertiary or derived sources such as agricultural production.  The deliverables are longitudinal historical analysis and usage predictions for the coming decades.

Thermal Mapping:

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Program objectives and metrics:


Secondary data is augmented with primary data sources collected by professional IR imaging professionals.  Every attempt will be made to hire local or regional professionals. Methods, such as drones or fixed wing surveys, will be selected for effectiveness and cost efficiency.

This portion of the program will deliver a sufficiently detailed longitudinal thermal picture of the area to allow an understanding of heat sources and sinks sufficient to make recommendations.

A tutorial on Infrared Thermography

Legislative Guidelines:

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Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!


This consultancy is designed to work directly with local, regional and national legislators through various agencies and commissions.

The primary deliverables from an INdRA environmental consultancy is a series of detailed reports.  These reports will include a wide range of data analysis, feasibility studies, and hard legislative recommendations.

Legislative guidelines will provide sufficient background information on important stakeholder concerns such as best practices,  efficiency and effectiveness historical information, cost estimates, time lines, community impact statements, and model legislation.

Typical recommendations include zoning laws, business development guidelines, commercial, residential and agricultural guides, and infrastructure projects.

INdRA project personnel will act in an explicitly advisory capacity for insurance and legislative purposes.  Where necessary appointments, temporary and open, will be accepted to address political or administrative requirements.