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EGU_LEO_2012

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Transcript of EGU_LEO_2012

Building Blocks
Societal Metabolism
MuSIASEM-Internal view
Dendograms
Water iceberg
Water metabolism in Socio-Ecological Systems:
A Multi-Scale Integrated Approach
MuSIASEM-Integrated
Cristina Madrid
Violeta Cabello
Mario Giampietro
Biological Metabolism
Liver 1.8 9.7 17.4
Brain 1.4 11.6 16.2
Heart 0.3 21.3 6.4
Kidneys 0.3 21.3 6.4
Muscles 28.0 0.6 16.8
Fat 15.0 0.2 3.0
Others 23.2 0.6 14.0
PARTS OF MESSI level n-1
WHOLE MESSI level n
Metabolic Rate = 1.16 W/kg
Endosomatic Flow = 81 W
Total mass = 70 kg
brain
We don’t believe we can cut food to Messi, because we have
a multi-level knowledge of human metabolism!
muscles
heart
kidney
kg W/kg W
EM
SG
BM
Household
Sector (HH)
CATALONIA 2007
AG
Water Metabolic Rate 0.043 m3/h
Total Human Activity 61.4 Gh
Total Water Throughput 2639 Hm3
h/year
Relative size of the
compartments
expressed in hours/year
HH sector
91%
SG sector
6%
IND
2%
Parts
out of scale!
M3/h
WMR
AG sector
0.3%
Total Human Activity 61.4 Gh (year)
Whole
WMR
m3/h
THA
h/year
Water Metabolic Rate = 0.043 m3/h
Width HAi:
hours/year
Height - WMRi:
m3/hour
Society's Metabolism
WMR
Household
Sector (HH)
IND
SG
Other
liver
Complex Systems
Socio-Ecological systems
Hierarchies
Bioeconomics
Flows and Funds
Analytical meaning
FUND remains “the same” in the time of the representation
FLOW Changes in the time of the representation
FUND Identity
FLOW Functionality
(Bioscience, 2013)
Neglect of Water
Definitions of Water
Volumes
Variability
Borrowed Frameworks
Representation of Water
Narratives
"Water is not it becomes...
... different resources"
Water is a Flow (Internal reading)
Comparisons
Economic Structure
AG
AG
PW
PW
IND
SG
SG
IND
Water is a Fund (External reading)
cristina.madrid.lopez@gmail.com

www.societalmetabolism.org
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