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Semaine
1
1 heure pour terminer

Unit 0: Welcome Unit

View an introductory video on the ACQWA Project, read key introductory documents, say hello to your fellow classmates and express your interest in the topic....
1 vidéo (Total 9 min), 6 lectures
6 lectures
Key reference 1 to ACQWA Project10 min
Key reference 2 to ACQWA Project10 min
General Course Description10 min
Syllabus10 min
Detailed structure of the course10 min
Glossary10 min
Semaine
2
2 heures pour terminer

Unit 1: Introduction to climate change

In this module, you will learn about the functioning of the climate system, in particular the numerous interacting components such as the atmosphere, the oceans, the cryosphere and the biosphere. Physical mechanisms that can disrupt climate on different time and space scales will be outlined, and the concepts underlying anthropogenic climate change will be introduced. Following a brief overview of how climate simulation models function, you will be able to see what may be the evolution of climate over coming decades in response to increases in greenhouse-gases in the atmosphere, and what are the limits and uncertainties to these model projections. ...
15 vidéos (Total 66 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
15 vidéos
1.2: Climate System II - Atmospheric circulations (Prof. M. Beniston - UNIGE)2 min
1.3: Climate System III - Influence of snow and ice on the climate system (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)3 min
1.4: Climate System IV - The role of the oceans (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)3 min
1.5: Climate System V - Importance of the water cycle in the evolution of the climate system (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)2 min
1.6: Climate System VI - The role of clouds (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)3 min
1.7 : Causes of Climate Change I - Natural factors : volcanos (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)3 min
1.8: Causes of Climate Change II - Case of El-Niño Southern Oscillation as natural forcing factor (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)4 min
1.9: Causes of Climate Change III - Human forcing factors on the climate system (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)3 min
1.10: Causes of Climate Change IV – Explanatory factors for increases of carbon in the planetary system (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)4 min
1.11: Causes of Climate Change V : The link between atmospheric gases and climate (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)4 min
1.12: Past, Present and Future Climates I – 20th-century observed change (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)4 min
1.13: Past, Present and Future Climates II – 21st-century climate futures (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)6 min
1.14: Past, Present and Future Climates III – Extreme climate events (Prof. M. Beniston – UNIGE)11 min
1.15: Forecast in Switzerland in 50 years – In summer (Mr. P. Jeanneret – RTS)3 min
2 lectures
1.0: Introduction to Unit 110 min
Conclusion to Unit 110 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Take the quiz of Unit 1 !24 min
Semaine
3
3 heures pour terminer

Unit 2: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources

In this unit, you will learn about observed trends in glacier retreat and changes in mass balance. Different methods of mass balance measurements are presented. Ongoing and projected climate change by the end of the century will have fundamental consequences on the cryosphere. In this module, you will realize what the consequences of glacier retreat are on glacial runoff regimes and on global scale runoff. You will become familiar with changes in snow cover in different mountain regions of the World. Further, the basic mechanics of glacier flow and an overview of processes leading to glacier instability will allow you to understand how climate variables, among other factors, may potentially modify the frequency of glacial lake drainage, glacier surge and the break-off of glaciers. Finally, this module discusses how the calving of ice sheets will impact sea level rise and where uncertainties persist in the projection of these changes....
16 vidéos (Total 124 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
16 vidéos
2.2: Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Cycle II – Monitoring the Impact of Climate Change on Glaciers (Dr M. Huss – UNIFR / ETHZ)8 min
2.3: Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Cycle III – Modelling Runoff Changes from Glaciers (Dr M. Huss – UNIFR / ETHZ)8 min
2.4: Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Cycle IV – Contribution of Glaciers to Runoff at the Continental to Global Scale (Dr M. Huss – UNIFR / ETHZ)8 min
2.5: Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Cycle V – Managing Mountain Water Resources during Glacier Retreat (Dr M. Huss – UNIFR / ETHZ)6 min
2.6: Impacts of Climate Change on Snow Cover I (Dr M.Rohrer – Meteodat GmbH / UNIGE)8 min
2.7: Impacts of Climate Change on Snow Cover II – Link between Snow Cover and Climate (Dr M. Rohrer – Meteodat GmbH / UNIGE)5 min
2.8: Impacts of Climate Change on Snow Cover III – Consequences of Snow Cover in many Regions of the World (Dr M. Rohrer – Meteodat GmbH / UNIGE)7 min
2.9: Impacts of Climate Change on Snow Cover IV – Consequences of Climate Change for Glaciers and Snowmelt (Dr M. Rohrer – Meteodat GmbH / UNIGE)7 min
2.10: Impacts of Climate Change on Snow Cover V – Degree Day Factor for Snow- and Ice Melt not constant in the future (Dr M. Rohrer – Meteodat GmbH / UNIGE)13 min
2.11: Impacts of Climate Change on Glacier Retreat I – Response Time of Glaciers to a Changing Climate – The example of Mont-Miné and Ferpècle Glaciers, Switzerland (Dr M. Perroud – UNIGE)4 min
2.12: Impacts of Climate Change on Glacier Retreat II – World Glacier Monitoring Service – Achievements and Future Challenges (Dr M. Zemp – UZH/WGMS)6 min
2.13: Impacts of Climate Change on Mechanics and Stability of Glaciers I – Mechanics of Glacier Flow (Prof. M. Funk – ETHZ)10 min
2.14: Impacts of Climate Change on Mechanics and Stability of Glaciers II –Glaciers and Water (Prof. M. Funk – ETHZ)8 min
2.15: Impacts of Climate Change on Mechanics and Stability of Glaciers III – Glacier instabilities (Prof. M. Funk – ETHZ)5 min
2.16: Impacts of Climate Change on Mechanics and Stability of Glaciers IV – Iceberg Calving (frontal ablation) (Prof. M. Funk – ETHZ)6 min
2 lectures
2.0: Introduction to Unit 210 min
Conclusion of Unit 210 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Take the quiz of Unit 2 !26 min
Semaine
4
3 heures pour terminer

UNIT 3: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Uses

In this module, you will learn about the impacts of climate change on different sectors, such as the economy, the environment or the health. In mountain regions, glacier retreat, warmer waters or modified runoffs will for instance impact hydroelectric installations production, biodiversity and all kind of living organisms. In the lowlands, the agricultural sector will also have to deal with water scarcity to reduce yield vulnerability. You will also see that warmer temperatures can be beneficial to certain plants like grapevine but that it can also enhance the development of insect pest generating damages or favour disease transmissions to human being. ...
16 vidéos (Total 114 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
16 vidéos
3.2: Impacts of Climate Change on Hydropower II - Hydropower: Policy and market challenges (Dr F. Romerio – UNIGE)7 min
3.3: Impacts of Climate Change on Hydropower III - The natural sciences perspective (Dr L. Gaudard – UNIGE / Imperial College London)7 min
3.4: Impacts of Climate Change on Hydropower IV - The economic perspective (Dr L. Gaudard – UNIGE / Imperial College London)6 min
3.5: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture I - Water use in crop production : Demand and productivity (Dr P.-L. Calanca – Agroscope)6 min
3.6: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture II - Water use in crop production : Facing Climate Change (Dr P.-L. Calanca – Agroscope)5 min
3.7: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture III - Problem of water distribution and intensity on crops (Dr D. Fleury – Canton of Geneva)10 min
3.8: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture IV - Link between warming climate and pesticides use (Dr D. Fleury – Canton of Geneva)7 min
3.9: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems I - A field introduction (Dr E. Castella – UNIGE)13 min
3.10: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems II - The physical drivers on biodiversity (Dr E. Castella – UNIGE)9 min
3.11: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems III - The seasonal dimension (Dr E. Castella – UNIGE)6 min
3.12: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems IV - Anticipating changes (Dr E. Castella – UNIGE)8 min
3.13: Impacts of Climate Change on Health I - Introduction to Vector-Borne Diseases (Prof. A. Flahault - UNIGE)5 min
3.14: Impacts of Climate Change on Health II - Introduction to diarrhea and influenza (Prof. A. Flahault - UNIGE)4 min
3.15: Impacts of Climate Change on Health III - Climate change and its impacts on health (Prof. A. Flahault - UNIGE)5 min
3.16: Impacts of Climate Change on Health IV - What is good for health is good for the climate (Prof. A. Flahault - UNIGE)4 min
2 lectures
3.0: Introduction to Unit 310 min
Conclusion of Unit 310 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz on the Impacts of Climate Change in Hydropower6 min
Practice Quiz on the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture8 min
Practice Quiz on the Impacts of Climate Change on Health8 min
Take the quiz of Unit 3!22 min
Semaine
5
3 heures pour terminer

Unit 4: Recommendations for Adaptation and Water Governance Strategies

In this module, you will learn about the concepts of social network analysis and adaptive capacities, and the central role they play in the implementation of adaptation strategies and in the reduction of ecosystems vulnerability to climate change. The ecosystems will illustrate the mutual benefits that can occur between actors and mechanisms. Concrete examples and case studies will emphasize the mutual benefits and the mechanisms that can occur in a network of actors and how those interactions can help in reducing natural risk disasters. ...
13 vidéos (Total 86 min), 6 lectures, 4 quiz
13 vidéos
4.2: Water Governance and Challenges II. Water management in alpine tourism resorts: The case of Crans-Montana, in Switzerland (Prof. C. Bréthaut – UNIGE)6 min
4.3: Adaptive Capacity I. Defining adaptive capacity (Prof. J. Balsiger – UNIGE)6 min
4.4: Adaptive Capacity II. Analyzing adaptive capacity through social networks (Prof. J. Balsiger – UNIGE)7 min
4.5: Adaptive Capacity III. Illustrating adaptive capacity (Prof. J. Balsiger – UNIGE)13 min
4.6: Adaptive Capacity IV. Adaptive capacity and sustainable development (Prof. J. Balsiger – UNIGE)7 min
4.7: The Role of Ecosystems as Adaptation Response I. Theoretical framework (Dr P. Peduzzi – UNIGE / UNEP)6 min
4.8: The Role of Ecosystems as Adaptation Response II. Examples (Dr P. Peduzzi – UNIGE / UNEP)5 min
4.9: Examples of Adaptation Responses and Water Governance in Asia I - The evaluation of climate change vulnerability with multi-criteria decision making (Prof. Y. Kim - Yonsei University)8 min
4.14: Global Management of Climate Change and ICIMOD’s Perspective I. Adaptation strategies (Dr D. Molden – ICIMOD)6 min
4.15: Global Management of Climate Change and ICIMOD’s Perspective II. Water Governance for Adaptation (Dr D. Molden – ICIMOD)5 min
4.16: Global Management of Climate Change and ICIMOD’s Perspective III. Changing Climate and its Impacts on Cryosphere and Water Resources of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (Dr A.-B. Shrestha - ICIMOD)3 min
4.17: Global Management of Climate Change and ICIMOD’s Perspective IV. Changing Climate and Water Resources Management at Basin and Local Levels (Dr A.-B. Shrestha - ICIMOD)3 min
6 lectures
4.0: Introduction to Unit 410 min
4.10: Examples of Adaptation Responses and Water Governance in Asia II - Mountain and Lowland Linkages : A Climate Change Perspective in the Himalayas (IHCAP / SDC)10 min
4.11 : Examples of Adaptation Responses and Water Governance in Asia III - Assessing Climate Vulnerability and Risk in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHCAP / SDC)10 min
4.12: Examples of Adaptation Responses and Water Governance in Asia IV- Ecosystem-Based Adaptation : An Integrated Response to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHCAP / SDC)10 min
4.13 : Examples of Adaptation Responses and Water Governance in Asia V - Flood Risk and Early Warning Systems (IHCAP / SDC)10 min
Conclusion of Unit 410 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz on Water Governance and Challenges4 min
Practice Quiz on Adaptive Capacity10 min
Practice Quiz on the Role of Ecosystems as Adaptation Response6 min
Take the Quiz of Unit 4!20 min
Semaine
6
2 heures pour terminer

Unit 5: Risk management

In this module, you will learn about the role ongoing climatic changes have on the occurrence of natural hazards in high mountain environments, and how their temporal frequency and magnitude is being influenced by the ongoing warming. Concrete examples and case studies will emphasize these changes in process behavior of glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs), debris flows and rockfalls. In addition to the illustration of changes in the physical processes, this module will also illustrate how Switzerland is coping with these changes and how natural hazard risk is being addressed by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) through an Integrated Risk Management. ...
10 vidéos (Total 82 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
10 vidéos
5.2: Impacts of Climate Change on Glacial Hazards II. GLOF assessment, modeling and management (Dr C. Huggel - UZH)8 min
5.3: Impacts of Climate Change on Rockfalls and Debris Flows I. Process Evolution in Mountains (Prof. M. Stoffel – UNIGE)7 min
5.4: Impacts of Climate Change on Rockfalls and Debris Flows II. How to assess changes in activity? (Prof. M. Stoffel – UNIGE)4 min
5.5: Impacts of Climate Change on Rockfalls and Debris Flows III. Observed and future changes in debris-flow activity in the Alps (Prof. M. Stoffel – UNIGE)13 min
5.6: Impacts of Climate Change on Rockfalls and Debris Flows IV. Observed and future changes in rockfall activity in the Alps (Prof. M. Stoffel – UNIGE)9 min
5.7.1: Dealing with Natural Hazards in Switzerland I. Risk situation in Switzerland - Concepts of integrated risk management (IRM) - part I (Dr J. Hess – FOEN)5 min
5.7.2: Dealing with Natural Hazards in Switzerland I. Risk situation in Switzerland - Concepts of integrated risk management (IRM) - part II (Dr J. Hess – FOEN)7 min
5.8.1: Dealing with Natural Hazards in Switzerland II. How to implement IRM ? Key measures of integrated risk management - part I (Dr J. Hess – FOEN)9 min
5.8.2: Dealing with Natural Hazards in Switzerland II. How to implement IRM ? Key measures of integrated risk management - part II (Dr J. Hess – FOEN)8 min
2 lectures
5.0: Introduction to Unit 510 min
Conclusion of Unit 510 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Take the quiz of Unit 5!28 min
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par PJOct 14th 2018

This is really interesting topic as this increased my knowledge about the glaciers and how they are changing over a course of time.

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Martin Beniston

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Institute for Environmental Sciences
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Markus Stoffel

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Institute for Environmental Sciences

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