The Symposium “Future Challenges in Water Resources Research” focuses on the impact of water management projects. The keynote lectures will deal with morphological changes and their ecological effects. Secondary effects such as the formation of blue-green algae blooms and greenhouse gases in reservoirs will also be discussed.
- Dr. ir. Astrid Blom, Associate Professor of Morphodynamics of sand-gravel rivers, TU Delft, The Netherlands “Response of River Channel Geometry to Measures and Natural Change”,
- Dr. Katharina Besemer, Wassercluster Lunz, Vienna, Austria “Ecology, diversity and function of freshwater biofilms”,
- Prof. Dr. Kaarina Sivonen, Head of the Department of Microbiology, University Helsinki, Finland “Cyanobacteria in water ecosystems”
- Bridget Deemer, Ph.D., Southwest Biological Science Center, USGS, USA “Methane Emissions from Reservoirs – Estimating Global Sources, Exploring Controls on Emission, and Identifying Opportunities for Management”
- Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Institute for Environmental Systems Research, Universität Osnabrück, Germany “Governance Challenges in the Water-Energy-Food-Nexus”