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 riverscapes[infopopup:Tetzlaff]
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)
Physical limits of surface-atmosphere exchange: concepts and consequences
Land-atmosphere interactions – challenges in monitoring water and greenhouse gas fluxes
How do large-scale plantations influence the mesoscale climate in water scarce regions?
Water and urban infrastructures
(Peter Krebs, TU Dresden)
Regional water resources and urban water infrastructures: reconfiguring an uneasy relationship
Natural and technical interfaces in urban water systems



Designing the urban metabolism for sustainable water resources management


Terrestrial-aquatic interfaces
(Klement Tockner, IGB Berlin)
Moving beyond one-size-fits-all: towards optimized riparian buffer zones for biodiversity and water quality
Propagation of effects from anthropogenic stressors from the aquatic to the terrestrial ecosystem 
 The effects of artificial lights at night on terrestrial-aquatic interactions

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


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

Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?
Biosphere and geosphere
(Stefan Peiffer, Univ. Bayreuth)
 Biohydrology of the root-soil interface: scientific challenges and opportunities for securing crop-production
Two water worlds? Ecohydrological assessment of productive and unproductive water fluxes through vegetation and stream flow
Water linking the surface with the subsurface biogeosphere
Water resources and health
(Ingrid Chorus, UBA Berlin)
Impacts on groundwater quality: understanding risks caused by indirect effects

How to determine concentrations of hazardous substances tolerable for humans and aquatic ecosystems
 Quantitative microbial risk assessment for drinking water and protection of groundwater against virus contamination
17:45 – 18:30 Outcomes of the conference and discussion