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Climate-smart watershed investments in the montane tropics of South America (ClimateWise)

Grant number: 15/50682-6
Support type:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants
Duration: July 01, 2016 - May 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Meteorology
Cooperation agreement: Belmont Forum
Principal researcher:Humberto Ribeiro da Rocha
Grantee:Humberto Ribeiro da Rocha
Principal researcher abroad: Kate Brauman
Institution abroad: University of Minnesota (U of M), United States
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Helber Custódio de Freitas ; Ricardo Hallak
Associated grant(s):18/22533-4 - Integrating innovative time-lapse geophysical techniques across the water-energy nexus, AP.R SPRINT
Associated scholarship(s):19/21426-2 - Hidroclimatology of sites in Cerrado and Atlantic Forest biomes, BP.PD
19/10336-2 - Data base and quality control of remote sensing products applied to surface climatology, BP.TT
18/22120-1 - Database and visualization of hydroclimatological information, BP.TT
+ associated scholarships 18/18974-5 - Estimation of air temperature with remote sensing: a case study for the São Paulo Macrometropolitan region, BP.IC
18/05327-1 - Near-surface climatic patterns and statistical downscaling in complex terrain at south-east Brazil, BP.PD
16/21087-5 - Patterns of surface air turbulence, preliminary to local convective rain: a case study in 3 regions of Brazil, BP.IC
16/16358-0 - Catchment water balance in Ribeirão das Posses watershed, Extrema, Minas Gerais, BP.DD
16/13600-4 - Surface water balance in the Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira region, BP.IC
16/13677-7 - Improving climate change impact assessment on nebular forests in South America: a hydrometeorological study, BP.PD - associated scholarships


ClimateWIse will evaluate whether IWS successfully deliver water services now and if they will continue to be effective in a changing climate. In doing so, the research will inform broad questions about the hydrologic impacts of land-use and climate change in tropical montane South America. To evaluate whether IWS are currently improving water resources, we will 1.1) evaluate the outcomes expected by IWS stakeholders; 1.2) synthesize new IWS monitoring data; and 1.3) improve modelsfor IWS design and evaluation. To determine how to make IWS climate resilient, we will 2.1) evaluate how IWS incorporate climate in their planning; 2.2) improve predictions of watershed response to climate and other changes; and 2.3) integrate land-use and climate change impacts to improve IWS resilience and help them contribute to climate adaptation. ClimateWIse builds on a body of existing research by project Pis on hydrologic connectivity in tropical montane South America in general and on IWS in particular, bringing this expertise together for the first time. We will leverage existing connections with the Latin American Water Funds Partnership and the Brazilian Water Producer Program. ClimateWIse will enhance sustainable water management by improving scientific understanding of the hydrologic impacts of land-use and climate change in tropical mountains, increasing the scientific foundation for ecosystem services-based management, and advancing outcomes for water users throughout the region. Our findings will be of direct use for water management within and beyond South America. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
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SAAD, SANDRA I.; DA SILVA, JONATHAN MOTA; PONETTE-GONZALEZ, ALEXANDRA G.; SILVA, MARX LEANDRO NAVES; DA ROCHA, HUMBERTO R. Modeling the on-site and off-site benefits of Atlantic forest conservation in a Brazilian watershed. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, v. 48, APR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARTIN, THOMAS C. M.; ROCHA, HUMBERTO R.; PEREZ, GABRIEL M. P. Fine scale surface climate in complex terrain using machine learning. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, v. 41, n. 1 MAY 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
WANDERLEY, RAIANNY L. N.; DOMINGUES, LEONARDO M.; JOLY, CARLOS A.; ROCHA, HUMBERTO R. Relationship between land surface temperature and fraction of anthropized area in the Atlantic forest region, Brazil. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 12 DEC 5 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALBERTON, BRUNA; TORRES, RICARDO DA SILVA; SANNA FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO; DA ROCHA, HUMBERTO R.; MOURA, MAGNA S. B.; MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA CERDEIRA. Leafing Patterns and Drivers across Seasonally Dry Tropical Communities. REMOTE SENSING, v. 11, n. 19 OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE ABREU, R. C.; TETT, S. F. B.; SCHURER, A.; ROCHA, H. R. Attribution of Detected Temperature Trends in Southeast Brazil. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 46, n. 14, p. 8407-8414, JUL 28 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PADGURSCHI, MAIRA C. G.; VIEIRA, SIMONE A.; STEFANI, EDSON J. F.; NARDOTO, GABRIELA B.; JOLY, CARLOS A. Nitrogen input by bamboos in neotropical forest: a new perspective. PeerJ, v. 6, NOV 29 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SAAD, SANDRA ISAY; DA SILVA, JONATHAN MOTA; NAVES SILVA, MARX LEANDRO; BITTENCOURT GUIMARAES, JOAO LUIS; SOUSA JUNIOR, WILSON CABRAL; FIGUEIREDO, RICARDO DE OLIVEIRA; DA ROCHA, HUMBERTO RIBEIRO. Analyzing ecological restoration strategies for water and soil conservation. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 2 FEB 9 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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