Call for papers




    Friday, 4:15 p.m.

Welcome address
Prof. Dr. Peter Graf Kielmansegg, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
Prof. Dr. Karl-Reinhard Volz, University of Freiburg

    Friday, 4:30 p.m.

Opening lecture
Friedrich Barth, Vice- President European Water Partnership (EWP), Brussels

    Friday, 8 p.m.

Evening lecture
Prof. Dr. Andreas Ernst, Center for Environmental System Research (CESR), University of Kassel
"Psychological aspects of water use"

    Saturday, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Panel 'Participative conflict management'
Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Institute for Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck
Annabelle Houdret, Dipl. Pol., Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg
Person responsible: Regina Rhodius, Institute for Forest and Environmental Policies
What contribution can participative solutions make to conflict management?
Introduction to different methods and case studies, (e.g. EU water framework directive, informal participation offers, etc.)

    Saturday, 11:00 to 12:30 a.m.

Panel 'Regional Cooperation in cross-border water bodies'
Frank Krämer/Nina Bisom,German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
Mathias Polak, Federal Institute for Geological Sciences and Raw Materials / Dr. Waltina Scheumann, Institute for Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, TU Berlin
Person responsible: Timo Menniken, Seminar for Science and Politics
Will there be "water wars?"
River bed initiatives for the cooperative processing of opposite interests. What do they require, what can they do, what is their future? Can they replace global control elements? (e.g. Rhein, Danube, Nile, Mekong, Senegal, Parana/La Plata, etc.)

    Saturday, 14:00 to 15:30 a.m.

Panel 'Water laws'
Jörg Barandat, Network water cooperation
Inga Winkler, Faculty of Law, University of Düsseldorf
Person responsible: Timo Menniken, Seminar for Science and Politics
tmenniken(at)hotmail.com und
Hannes Leistert, Institut für Hydrologie
hannes.leistert(at)hydrology.uni-freiburg.de; 0761/203-3528
Water laws on an international level: To whom does a cross-border river belong?
Water laws on a national level.
Evaluation of water: Privatisation of water supply

    Saturday, 16.00 a.m.

Opening of the art exhibition
Walther Mertel, Köln

    Saturday, 17:00 to 18:30 a.m.

Panel 'Virtual water'
Prof. Dr. Arjen Hoekstra, University of Twente (Netherlands))
Dr. Susanne Neubert, German Insitute for Development Aid
Person responsible: Hannes Leistert, Institute for Hydrology
hannes.leistert(at)hydrology.uni-freiburg.de; 0761/203-3528
What effect does international trade with virtual water have on national water balances?
Theory and Reality - Who is profiting from virtual water?

    Saturday, 20.00 a.m.

Documentary "Die Wassermeister"

    Sunday, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Panel 'Integrated water resource management'
Dr. Steffen Niemann, Institute f. Phys. Geography, University of Frankfurt a.M /
Dr. Petra Moser, Institute for Social and Ecological Research (ISOE), Frankfurt a.M.
Dr. Jochen Monstadt, Center for Innovation Research in the Utility Sector
Person responsible: Anne Gunkel, Institute for Hydrology
anne.gunkel(at)hydrology.uni-freiburg.de; 0761/203-3528
Chances and problems of integrated water resource management.
IWRM and the millennium goals .

    Sunday, 11:15 to 13:00 a.m.

Final discussion and closing words
Presentation: Timo Menniken/Regina Rhodius
Closing words: Prof. Dr. Hans-Hermann Hahn, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

    Saturday and Sunday

Parallel panel: Discussion on cultural aspects of water
Person responsible: Corina Schneider, Historical Institute (University of Bern)
"Water". Drawings and photographs by Walther Mertel Walther Mertel
"Virtual Water". An exhibition of AK Water, Freiburg
"Water is...". Personal relationships with the element.