International workshop: New Opportunities and Challenges in Water Governance

Organisation: CROSSTALKS in collaboration with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and PLACES (www.openplaces.eu/)
Part of project: (2011-...): Bridges over troubled water

The management of water and water-related issues will become central to sustainable adaptive actions. Hence CROSSTALKS, in her own interdisciplinary and bottom up way, wants to use its network and open exchange platform to build bridges between the sciences and society, between academic and corporate research, between the perils for our earth and the needs of an expansive population, between the insights at the CROSSTALKS forums and the priorities on the political agenda. 


Chairs: Ludo Diels (VITO) & Steven Degraer (Marine Ecosystem Unit, MNW)
09h00:Registration, coffee & tea
09h30:Welcome and introduction
09h35:PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS Museum & Foundations: Ecology communication and awareness: a major challenge
Jorge Wagensberg (Fundacio ‘La Caixa’, SP)
Patrick Meire (University Antwerp, BE)
10h45:ACADEMIC RESEARCH Modeling the Future
Keith Beven (Lancaster University – Centre for Sustainable Water Management, UK)
11h20:Q&A followed by coffee & tea
11h45:POLICY MAKING Future prospects for the battle over the rivers: a Comparative History of River Policy Developments and Paradigm Shifts in the Netherlands, United States and South Africa
Tom van der Voorn (Universität Osnabrück, GE)
12h20:POLICY MAKING (Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para e Cultura Científica e Tecnológica Pavilhão de Conhecimento I Pavilion of Knowledge, PT)
14h10:CASE I: City of Copenhagen (DK) or Watersensitivecities program, University of Innsbruck (AU)
14h30:CASE II: Arctic Paper (SE)
14h50:CASE III: Towards a climate versatile vegetation model
Flip Witte (KWR Watercycle Research Institute, NL)
15h10:CASE IV: Ecover - Michael Bremans(BE)
15h30:CASE V:Bio-remediation of ponds in Brussels
Ludwig Triest (VUB, BE)
15h50:CASE VI: Beware of low water levels due to global climate change
Thomas Vansteenkiste (KULeuven, BE)
16h10:Final discussion, drinks & networking

Registration fee:

- 120,00 Euro (excl. VAT)
- 80,00 Euro (excl. VAT) for academics
- FREE for partners and students
To register click here or send an e-mail to goedele.nuyttens@vub.ac.be


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