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.
The registration will be open soon.
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).
Detailed information will follow soon.
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
- Water (dis)connecting Water
Deadline for submission is July 7, 2023.