13th WATER RESEARCH HORIZON CONFERENCE 2023
RIVER LINKS - WATER CONNECTING CLIMATES, LANDSCAPES & PEOPLE
26.09. - 27.09.2023 Freiburg/Germany
Rivers connect climatic regions and supply drier lowlands with freshwater. They connect landscapes, supply and store sediments and provide lifelines for people, nature and goods. Yet, the governance and management of these lifelines is challenged by global change. Climate change alters hydrological processes and sediment cascades, legacy and emerging pollutants deteriorate water quality along whole river networks and limit water use. But also, human influences like dams, reservoirs, or water abstraction disconnect rivers with negative impacts on environmental flows. All this increases use conflicts and resource competition.
Unfortunately, current monitoring, analyses and modelling often neglect river connectivity highlighting the need for sustainable solutions. The 13th Water Research Horizon Conference will bring together national and international researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with diverse backgrounds. Participants will engage in a multilateral and multidisciplinary exchange about the role of research in addressing the challenges of river links.
Disconnected rivers - rivers under pressure from infrastructure and pollution
cooperation across sectors, actors and countries
The registration is now open via ConfTool. Please click below to register:
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Regular: € 260.00
Members of Water Science Alliance & University of Duisburg-Essen: € 230.00
PhD students: € 130.00
Students: € 80.00 (you have to upload a proof e.g. copy of your students ID)
If you have to cancel the registration, you will receive a refund of 80% until 30 days before the start of the event. In all other cases, the financial responsibilities of the participants remain fully effective.
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The conference will be held at the University of Freiburg, Aula, KG I (Main University Building in the inner city, 5 min walk from main train station).
We would like to invite to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation within the 13th Water Research Horizon Conference (#WRHC2023).
This year's interdisciplinary topic will be about "River Links". We sincerely invite submissions within one of the following topics:
- Water connecting Biodiversity
- Water connecting Climates
- Water connecting People
- Water connecting Health
- Water connecting Landscape
- People (dis)connecting Water
Deadline for submission is July 28, 2023.