6 WRHC – topics | 17 June 2015

Overview – keynotes and sessions

For a key statement on the individual presentation please, please click on the name or institution of the speaker!
10:15 – 11:00
Hydroecological interfaces between landscapes and riverscapesDörthe Tetzlaff Univ. Aberdeen (UK)
11:00 –  11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15
Water use: a critical link between hydrosphere and anthroposphereJoseph Alcamo CESR
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break


Conference sessions
13:30 – 15:15
Atmosphere and biosphere
(Clemens Simmer, Univ. Bonn)
Axel Kleidon

MPI Jena
Physical limits of surface-atmosphere exchange: concepts and consequences
Christian Bernhofer

TU Dresden

Land-atmosphere interactions – challenges in monitoring water and greenhouse gas fluxes
Volker Wulfmeyer

Univ. Hohenheim
How do large-scale plantations influence the mesoscale climate in water scarce regions?
Water and urban infrastructures
(Peter Krebs, TU Dresden)
Timothy Moss

IRS Erkner
Regional water resources and urban water infrastructures: reconfiguring an uneasy relationship
Reinhard Hinkelmann

TU Berlin
Natural and technical interfaces in urban water systems


Klaus Kümmerer

Univ. Lüneburg

Designing the urban metabolism for sustainable water resources management


Terrestrial-aquatic interfaces
(Klement Tockner, IGB Berlin)
Hjalmar Laudon

SLU (Sweden)
Moving beyond one-size-fits-all: towards optimized riparian buffer zones for biodiversity and water quality
Ralf Schäfer

Univ. Koblenz-Landau
Propagation of effects from anthropogenic stressors from the aquatic to the terrestrial ecosystem 
Franz Hölker

IGB Berlin
 The effects of artificial lights at night on terrestrial-aquatic interactions

15:15 –
Coffee break
16:00 –
Water and food
(Axel Bronstert, Univ. Potsdam)

Simon Langan

IWMI (Ethopia)

Opportunities and constraints for small scale farmers in relation to water in Africa
Niels Schütze
TU Dresden
Climate change and limited water versus food security in irrigation

Werner Kloas

IGB Berlin
Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?
Biosphere and geosphere
(Stefan Peiffer, Univ. Bayreuth)
Andrea Carminati

Univ. Göttingen
 Biohydrology of the root-soil interface: scientific challenges and opportunities for securing crop-production
Christiane Werner

Univ. Bayreuth
Two water worlds? Ecohydrological assessment of productive and unproductive water fluxes through vegetation and stream flow
Kirsten Küsel

Univ. Jena
Water linking the surface with the subsurface biogeosphere
Water resources and health
(Ingrid Chorus, UBA Berlin)
Christoph Schüth

TU Darmstadt
Impacts on groundwater quality: understanding risks caused by indirect effects

Ulrike Schuhmacher-Wolz

How to determine concentrations of hazardous substances tolerable for humans and aquatic ecosystems
Jack Schijven

NIPHE (The Netherlands)
 Quantitative microbial risk assessment for drinking water and protection of groundwater against virus contamination
17:45 – 18:30 Outcomes of the conference and discussion