9th Water Research Horizon Conference 2018


Session series A1, B2 and A3 run simultaneously.

Tuesday, 3 July, 11.30 am – 13.15 pm / 11:30 – 13:15 h

Water resources and multi-level interrelations (A1)

between the city and its catchment, groundwater and rivers

Martina Flörke University of Kassel (Germany): Water competition between cities and agriculture driven by climate change and urban growing

Carolyn Oldham, University of Western Australia, Perth (Australia): Managing the complex urban karst network to protect receiving waters – intersection of science, policy and regulation

Simone Podschun neé Beichler, IGB Berlin (Germany): The River Ecosystem Service Index (RESI) - a tool for inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation towards an integrated management of rivers and floodplains


Water and the built environment (B2)

focussing on surface water and debris flows in built-up areas

Axel Sauer, IOER Dresden (Germany): Surface water flooding in the built environment

Dirk Muschalla, University of Graz (Austria): Integrated urban flash flood risk assessment

Maria Papathoma-Köhle, BoKu Wien (Austria): Physical vulnerability of buildings to torrential hazards in mountain areas





Urban freshwater ecosystems (A3)

growing cities and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems

Mario Sommerhäuser, EGLV Essen (Germany): The Emscher conversion: A contribution to biodiversity, quality of life and urban resilience

Sabine Hilt, IGB Berlin (Germany): short introduction to 'urban water interfaces'

Sonia Herrero, IGB / TU Berlin (Germany): Methane emissions from urban freshwaters: spatio-temporal patterns, environmental drivers and the footprint of a metropolitan

Robert Ladwig, IGB / TU Berlin (UWI) (Germany): How can we adapt urban lake management in times of climate change?

Jörg Freyhof, IGB Berlin (Germany): WaterCity: nature-based solutions to restore urban aquatic ecosystems for sustainable urbanisation


Session series A2, B1 and B3 run simultaneously.

Wednesday, 4 July, 10.30 am – 12.15 pm / 10:30 – 12:15 h

Water-related extremes and impacts (B1)

damping the effects of hydro-meterological phenomena

Stefan Köster, University of Hannover (Germany): Innovative water management for existing urban areas

Reinhard Schinke, IOER Dresden (Germany): Consideration of flood mitigation measures in damage modelling - a synthetic model-approach with its application

Chloe Begg, UFZ Leipzig (Germany): Integrating behavioural factors into disaster flood risk management: implications for research and policy


Water bodies receiving point and diffuse pollution (A2)

coupling water and material fluxes

Thomas Berendonk, TU Dresden (Germany): Antibiotic resistance in the effluent of treatment plants and their receiving water body

Werner Brack, UFZ Leipzig (Germany): Towards a solution-oriented monitoring, assessment and abatement of micropollutants in Europe - Recommendations from the SOLUTIONS project

Markus Venohr, IGB Berlin (Germany): From green to blue – nutrient fluxes in riverscapes - all problems (dis)solved?


Water based urban design and planning (B3)

developing water sensitive liveable cities

Jochen Schanze, IOER/TU Dresden (Germany): The role of water in eco, resilient and smart city concept

Christian Urich, Monash University Melbourne (Australia): From a blue and green vision to hard infrastructure - An interdisciplinary approach to planning and design of multi-functional spaces

Max Maurer, ETH Zurich / eawag Dübendorf (Switzerland): Non-grid solutions for the future of urban water management?


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