7 Water Research Horizon Conference – overview
28/29 June 2016 | Dessau – Umweltbundesamt(c) UFZ, 2011
Water quality in a changing world
Sufficient supply of water with an appropriate quality is fundamental for health and well-being of humans and ecosystems. Degradation of water quality translates directly into social, economic and ecological impacts. Shifts in climate, land use and human population are drivers for water quality development in a rapidly changing world. This requires adequate responses and adaption strategies in management, policy and technology in order to achieve our water quality targets in an effective way.
In this context and as established in the last conferences of this series, two main overarching themes are set:
- 27 June 2016 | Welcome address
- 28 June 2016 | conference programme – day 1
- 28 June 2016 | KE Bode foundation’s award ceremony
- 29 June 2016 | conference programme – day 2
This year’s conference includes the Kurt Eberhard Bode foundation’s award ceremony at the end of the first day and the 4th general meeting of the Water Science Alliance e.V. on the eve of the conference, Monday, 27th June ’16.
The 7th Water Research Horizon Conference will focus on the effects of global change on water quality as well as on the aquatic systems responses and options for adaptation. The soundness of scientific knowledge to predict cause-effect relationships, the suitability of policies to achieve good water quality, their effectiveness and flexibility in the face of changes as well as the opportunities of existing and advanced technologies to reach these goals will be discussed. An overall goal of the conference is to identify knowledge gaps to describe the effects of global changes on water quality as well as to identify research needs to develop adaptation strategies.
The WRHC is organized by the Water Science Alliance in cooperation with the Senate Commission on Water Research of the German Research Foundation and for the upcoming conference in 2016 with the German Environment Agency.