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    • CommentAuthorJwaaters
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2011
    3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on
    Predictions for Hydrology, Ecology, and Water Resources:
    Water Resources and Changing Global Environment

    Vienna, Austria, 24-27 September 2012

    For information and abstract submission go to:


    Water resources systems being the main link between the people and the climate are affected by human activities (such as land use change) and impacts originating from climate change. Thus, any assumption related to stationarity of the water resources system characteristics is highly questionable, maybe not valid any more. Usually we conclude that direct human interventions into the water cycle are mostly observable at the small catchment scale while the climate change impacts dominate at the large catchment scale. However, there are examples where the previous statement becomes questionable – impacts in large basins like the Aral Sea, the Tchad, and the Nile are caused by water management practices, while the hydrology of small high Alpine catchments with major contributions from glacier runoff is predominantly affected by climate change, with human impacts being relatively small.


    The objectives of HydroPredict2012 conference are: (i) to present tools and methods which assist in assessing and discriminating between human and climate change induced impacts on water resources; (ii) to discuss the predictive capability of simulation models used for water resources issues, including the model output uncertainty, (iii) to present tools and methods for adaptation to changing global conditions; (iv) to address water management strategies and other issues to reduce vulnerability and to increase the resilience of water resources systems; and (v) to analyze the role of water resources within the complex social-economic-climatic system

    Conference Themes
    Theme A1
    How can we identify and quantify water-related changes due to direct human interventions
    (analysis of long-time past records, future developments)

    Theme A2
    How can we identify and quantify water-related changes due to climate change
    (analysis of long-time past records, future developments)

    Theme B
    How can we quantify/ prognose/ predict the effect/consequences of water-related changes in terms of economic, social and environmental impacts, including impact on water resources

    Theme C
    What are the appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies to reduce vulnerability and to increase the resilience of our water resources systems?

    Theme M
    Methodology, modelling, prediction and uncertainty

    Special sessions
    Two special sessions are planned, preparation in progress.

    Abstracts are due by 1 February 2012

    For more information contact: Karel Kovar, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, ; or Hans-Peter Nachtnebel, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna,

    With best regards,

    Karel KOVAR
    (on behalf of the Organizing Committee)
    PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
    Ant. van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9 | 3721 MA | Bilthoven
    PO box 303 | 3720 AH | Bilthoven
    T 030 - 274 3360
    F 030 - 274 4435
    • CommentAuthorBarygrow
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2012
    maybe I can get something from there...:-)
    wow, it is amazing!!
    • CommentAuthorKevin25
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2012
    very amzing