Research for the Environment

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Working Group on Social-Science Water Research

The Working Group on Social-Science Water Research examines economic, political, social and legal aspects of the use and management of water. It aims at the development of concepts and social science contributions towards a sustainable, integrated and adaptive water resources management under the conditions of global change. It focuses on the following challenges in the water sector:

  • The achievement of a ‘good status’ of water bodies according to the EU Water Framework Directive;
  • The management of flood risks;
  • The management of water scarcity;
  • The provision of water services and the adaptation of water-related infrastructure systems to demographic and climatic change as well as to changing perceptions of the role of the public sector.

Reference is made to water problems in Germany, Europe as well as in selected transition and developing countries. The Working Group has expertise in the following areas:

(i) Evaluation and decision support

  • Valuation of environmental effects (contingent valuation, choice experiments);
  • Risk and vulnerability assessments in relation to extreme events;
  • Evaluation of alternative management options and development of decision support systems (multi-criteria analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-efficient combinations of measures, role of uncertainty).

(ii) Instruments

  • Analysis of pricing instruments for water supply and sanitation and their evaluation in terms of economic efficiency, social acceptability and cost recovery;
  • Analysis and evaluation of economic and command-and-control instruments for the reduction of pollution from point and non-point sources.

(iii) Governance and Institutions

  • Analysis of transboundary and local water conflicts and of conditions for cooperation;
  • Analysis of institutional conditions for an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), e.g. of the interplay of relevant laws;
  • Analysis of the development of water law in multi-level systems (e.g. EU − Federal Government − States), including a comparative analysis of European water laws;
  • Development and analysis of processes for the participative planning of measures and analysis of the framework conditions for their implementation.

The work draws on economic, legal, sociological, political science and philosophical concepts and methods. In many cases the research is done in close cooperation with natural scientists and engineers inside and outside the UFZ, as such contributing towards a inter- and transdisciplinary research for a sustainable use of water.

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Bioökonomie. Die Zukunft in unseren Händen?
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Ganz großes Kino! Wissenschaftskino Leipzig
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Where:Leipzig KUBUS Saal 1A
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Umweltstammtisch
Bildervortrag: Tänzer im Wind
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Symposium für Schmetterlingsschutz
zur Populationsbiologie von Tagfaltern &Widderchen
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Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Where:Leipzig
Eventtype:workshop
"Sustainable Land Management"
Final Conference 2016
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End: 09.03.2016

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Eventtype:convention
Language:english
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16. UFZ-Winterschule 2016
Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Where:Leipzig
Eventtype:workshop
"Sustainable Land Management"
Final Conference 2016
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End: 09.03.2016

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Eventtype:convention
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16. UFZ-Winterschule 2016
Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Where:Leipzig
Eventtype:workshop
"Sustainable Land Management"
Final Conference 2016
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Eventtype:convention
Language:english
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First ECSA Conference 2016
Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Start: 19.05.2016 at 08:00  
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Eventtype:congress
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First ECSA Conference 2016
Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
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First ECSA Conference 2016
Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
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Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft in Magdeburg
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Where:Leipzig KUBUS
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Woche der Umwelt
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Where:anderer Standort Schlosspark Bellevue Berlin
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LC-MS in der Umweltanalytik 2016
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Where:Leipzig KUBUS
Eventtype:colloquium
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Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
Start: 10.07.2016 at 08:00  
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Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
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Language:german
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Ganz großes Kino! Wissenschaftskino Leipzig
"Bottled Life - Das Geschäft mit dem Wasser"
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End: 20.02.2016 at 12:00 Uhr

Where:Leipzig KUBUS Saal 1A
Eventtype:workshop
Language:german, english
Umweltstammtisch
Bildervortrag: Tänzer im Wind
When: 18:00 to 20:00 Uhr
Where:Leipzig KUBUS
Eventtype:colloquium
Language:german
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Symposium für Schmetterlingsschutz
zur Populationsbiologie von Tagfaltern &Widderchen
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Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Where:Leipzig
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"Sustainable Land Management"
Final Conference 2016
Start: 07.03.2016  
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Language:english
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16. UFZ-Winterschule 2016
Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Where:Leipzig
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"Sustainable Land Management"
Final Conference 2016
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16. UFZ-Winterschule 2016
Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Where:Leipzig
Eventtype:workshop
"Sustainable Land Management"
Final Conference 2016
Start: 07.03.2016  
End: 09.03.2016

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Language:english
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Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Einführung in die Ökologische Modellierung
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Jugend-Zukunfts-Tag - girl`s and boys`day
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Language:german
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First ECSA Conference 2016
Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Start: 19.05.2016 at 08:00  
End: 21.05.2016 at 18:00 Uhr

Where:Leipzig Berlin
Eventtype:congress
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First ECSA Conference 2016
Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Start: 19.05.2016 at 08:00  
End: 21.05.2016 at 18:00 Uhr

Where:Leipzig Berlin
Eventtype:congress
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First ECSA Conference 2016
Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Start: 19.05.2016 at 08:00  
End: 21.05.2016 at 18:00 Uhr

Where:Leipzig Berlin
Eventtype:congress
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft in Magdeburg
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LC-MS in der Umweltanalytik 2016
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Where:Leipzig KUBUS
Eventtype:colloquium
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Where:anderer Standort Schlosspark Bellevue Berlin
Eventtype:popular science event
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LC-MS in der Umweltanalytik 2016
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Where:Leipzig KUBUS
Eventtype:colloquium
Language:german, english
Woche der Umwelt
Start: 07.06.2016  
End: 08.06.2016

Where:anderer Standort Schlosspark Bellevue Berlin
Eventtype:popular science event
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IMWA 2016 Annual Conference 2016
Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
Start: 10.07.2016 at 08:00  
End: 15.07.2016 at 15:00 Uhr

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Language:english
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IMWA 2016 Annual Conference 2016
Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
Start: 10.07.2016 at 08:00  
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IMWA 2016 Annual Conference 2016
Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
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IMWA 2016 Annual Conference 2016
Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
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IMWA 2016 Annual Conference 2016
Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
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IMWA 2016 Annual Conference 2016
Mining meets Water - Conflicts and Solutions
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