Final Programme of the Final NeWater Conference

17th- 19th of November 2008, Seville

-Please click on the session titles for details and links to presentations-

Monday, 17th November 2008

14:00 - 15:30

    (Chair: Panagiotis Balabanis, European Commission, Research Directorate-General)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30

Presentation of selected Synthesis Products targeting European Water Policy Level:




Tuesday, 18th November 2008

09:00 - 12:15

Practical Action towards Adaptive Management - Feedback from the NeWater Case Studies: what have we found?

with Coffee Break

12:15 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:30

Supporting the Implementation Process: NeWater Training Material
    (Chair: Hans-Jørgen Henriksen, GEUS)

NeWater Guidebook (Jaroslav Mysiak (FEEM))
Training Booklet (Peter van der Keur (GEUS))
Uncertainty Guidelines (Marcela Brugnach (USF))
Plenum Discussion & Questions from Audience

15:30 - 16:45

Marketplace: outputs and experiences to remember!
    (Organizer: Seecon GmbH Deutschland)
with Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:45 5 Parallel Sessions
  Hands-On Sessions:
Teaching Adaptive River Basin Management
    (Caroline van Bers (USF) & Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga (WU)
NeWater Web Portal for Knowledge Dissemination
    (Christian Knieper & Ilke Borowski (USF))
Stakeholder and Public Participation in Water Management
    (Yorck von Korff (LISODE )
Reflections on Concepts:
Choose your own story: describing multiple pathways for analysing dynamic vulnerability
    (Sukaina Bahrwani & Tom Downing (SEI))
Policy Implications of Adaptive River Basin Management
    (Claudia Pahl-Wostl (USF))
18:00 Introduction to the National Park ’Coto de Donana’
    (Francisco Garcia Novo, Prof. of Ecology in the Seville University)
20:00 Conference Dinner


Wednesday, 19th November 2008

08:30 - 10:00

Cross-comparison of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies across Regions
    (Chair: Valentina Krysanova (PIK))


10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45

Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector
    (Chair: Claudia Pahl-Wostl (USF) & Pavel Kabat (WU)

Introduction (Claudia Pahl-Wostl (USF) & Pavel Kabat (WU))

Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Events in the Rhine (Wilco Terink (WU))
New Scenarios and Assessment of adaptive Strategies in the Elbe (Valentina Krysanova (PIK))
Management Option of the Nile under Climate Change and the Role of the Nile Basin Initiative (Koen Roest (Alterra))
An Assessment on institutional Aspects supportive to Adaptive Water Management in the Rhine (Gert Becker (IVM-VU))

11.45 -12.00 Formal Closing of Conference: Farewell & Outlook (Claudia Pahl-Wostl (USF))
12:30 Excursion to National Park ’Coto de Donana’

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Final Programme Version November, 12th 2008.