3. Water Research Horizon Conference
10-11 July 2012
New Perspectives in Integrated Monitoring, Assessment and Management in the Water Sector
This year’s main conference themes will be based around White Paper Research Fields 4 „New Approaches to Observation, Exploration and Data Assimilation in Water Research“ and 2 „Managing Water Beyond IWRM: Target Setting, Instrument Choice and Governance“.
The Water Research Horizon Conference is promoting new ideas supporting novel interdisciplinary approaches to support bridge-building between different researcher groups from different disciplinary backgrounds and from different researcher communities.
The conference is not a scientific conference, where research results and projects are presented. We are seeking a new perspective to open questions, new ideas and stepping stones that may promote a strengthening of the community by pushing forward cooperation in fields that up to date lack interaction and knowledge about each other.
Invited German and international speakers will present their ideas on the two main topics of the conference. Open Space Workshops proposed and prepared by interested scientists serve as a platform for discussion with researchers and practitioners from different research fields.
You are invited to send in your ideas on new research approaches to be discussed in an “Open Space Workshop”. These Open Space Workshops may serve as a stepping stone to develop project proposals to be funded through national or European funding programs, and be further developed into so-called “Thematic Clusters” of the Water Science Alliance.
If you are interested in organizing an Open Space Workshop at the 3rd WRHC or you have ideas that you would like to discuss in a Workshop, please send a short abstract (1/2 page) or contact Elisabeth Krüger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.