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6. Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival

Freshwater comprises a very small fraction of the global water pool yet it is the foundation of life in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It is predicted that climate change together with a growing imbalance among freshwater availability and supply and consumption will alter water resources dramatically. The increasing demands on freshwater resources require an urgent need to link research with sustainable management strategies. This session invites contributions which increase our understanding by studying freshwaters and related ecosystems through monitoring and modelling at different spatio-temporal scales. We also welcome examples of linking research with policies and management of ecosystems.

 

Program

Session 6   Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival (part 1): Water scarcity & water security

Thursday

11.00 - 12.30

room 1.501

  Convenors: Doerthe Tetzlaff, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries & Tobias Krüger, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  Session Chair: Doerthe Tetzlaff, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
   
  Paired event analyses to support sustainable risk management of floods and droughts
  Heidi Kreibich, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
   
  Working towards household water security as a cornerstone of sustainable development: A case study in rural Umvoti, South Africa
  Karen Lebek, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
   
  “Sky and land merged”: Aerial river management for future water
  Wei Weng, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
   
   
Session 6   Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival (part 2): Larger-scale modelling

Thursday

15.30 - 17.00

room 1.501

  Convenors: Doerthe Tetzlaff, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries & Tobias Krüger, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  Session Chair: Tobias Krüger, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   
  Exit Here: Dealing with Aging Dams and Reservoirs
  Henry Hansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
   
  Monitoring and modelling Germany’s largest drinking water reservoir
  Tom Shatwell, Helmhotz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
   
  Linking hydrologic and land use change models for more consistent predictions of global change impacts on water resources in India
  Paul Wagner, Kiel University
   
  Freshwater and biosphere in the Anthropocene: vital links
  Dieter Gerten, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Session 6   Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival (part 3): Smaller-scale case studies

Friday

13.30 - 15.00

room 1.501

  Convenors: Doerthe Tetzlaff, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries & Tobias Krüger, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  Session Chair: Tobias Krüger, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   
  Methane and CO2 in Lake Kivu – an Interdisciplinary Investigation in Respect of the Sustainable Development Goals
  Maximilian Schmidt, Universität Heidelberg
   
  Novel Lake Ecosystems – Biodiversity of Small Lowland Gravel-Pit Lakes and its Relation to Recreational-Fisheries Management
  Robert Nikolaus, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
   
  Preconditions of survival: Removal of trace organics from closed urban water cycles
  Jörg Lewandowski, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   
  Water and nutrient dynamics in East African montane headwater catchments
  Suzanne Jacobs, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Session 6   Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival (part 4): Water-biosphere linkages

Friday

15.30 - 16.30

room 1.501

  Convenors: Doerthe Tetzlaff, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries & Tobias Krüger, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  Session Chair: Dieter Gerten, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
   
  Identifying multifunctional and sustainable land use scenarios with an ecosystem service index
  Martin Pusch, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
   
  Freshwater biodiversity research from local to global scales
  Sonja Jähnig, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

 

Session 6   Posters

Thursday

17.00 - 18.30

Foyer

  The Drying Up of Lake Poopó in the Bolivian Altiplano as a Result of Multiple Interactions of Different Stressors
  Dirk Hoffmann, Bolivian Mountain Institute (BMI)
   
  Challenges to fisheries advice and management due to stock recovery
  van Gemert, Rob (IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries)
   
  Growing the Future: the potential of phototrophic microorganisms
  Ralf Steuer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   
  Should changes in natural cycles induced by damming impose environmental restrictions to future hydropower optimization?
  Suzana Blesic, Center for Participatory Science, Belgrade & Ca’Foscari University of Venice