IWRM Seminar at World Water Week in Stockholm

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Title:                             Water Quality Assessment: Indicators and Optimal Decisions in IWRM
Event type: Seminar
Date: 2010-09-07
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Convenor: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), IHP/HWRP Secretariat, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany, DHI Water and Environment, European Water Partnership (EWP), Global Water Partnership (GWP) Southern Africa and UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment
Room: T3


Event Description
The seminar addresses the assessment of water quantity and water quality supporting the implementation of optimal decisions on integrated water resource management. The objectives are i) to discuss the usefulness of various indicators and tools to secure sufficient water knowledge; ii) to discuss leading-edge monitoring technologies and adaptive assessment solutions.


Chairs: Dietrich Borchardt, UFZ, Germany; Peter Koefoed Bjørnsen, UNEP-DHI Centre; Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen, DHI Group

09:00           Opening and Welcome by the Chairs
  Part I: Assessing and Monitoring Water Resources and Quality
09:10 Occurrence and fate of emerging pollutants in the Jordan valley: Water quality aspects of the IWRM project SMART. Andreas Tiehm, Water Technology Center (TZW)
09:30 Findings from Assessments on the status of IWRM in Africa. Andrew Takawira, Global Water Partnership East and Southern Africa
09:50 A New Indicator-based Assessment Methodology for Transboundary River Basins. Henrik Larsen, UNEP-DHI Centre
10:10 Will Indicators for IWRM monitoring help to promote the implementation of IWRM? Miriam Feilberg, DHI
10:30 Coffee Break
  Part II: Water quality modelling and decision support
11:00 Water Stewardship - will voluntary standard systems to monitor and assess sustainable water management improve water quality? Sabine von Wiren-Lehr, EWP
11:20 Assessment of surface water quality and quantity through integration of monitoring and modeling: case study in the Kharaa River basin, Mongolia. Ralf Ibisch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
11:40 Economic Appraisal of basin scale strategies to achieve Water quality goals in the Elbe River Basin. Malte Grossmann, TU Berlin, Institute of Landscape and Environmental Planning, Germany
12:00 Decision support for the selection of measures according the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive. Bernd Klauer, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
12:20 General Questions and Comments
12:30 Close of Seminar


Bernd Klauer (UFZ, Germany) presenting
his project on decision support systems.



Sabine von Wirén‐Lehr (EWP) during her presentation on
"Water Stewardship".


  • Abstract Tiehm

    [PDF - 97,7 kB]

     (URL: http://www.wasserressourcen-management.de/_media/Abstract_Tiehm_et_al_World-Water-Week.pdf)

  • Abstract Klauer

    [PDF - 77,2 kB]

     (URL: http://www.wasserressourcen-management.de/_media/Abstract_Klauer_et_al_World-Water-Week.pdf)

  • Abstract Grossmann

    [PDF - 86,2 kB]

     (URL: http://www.wasserressourcen-management.de/_media/Abstract_Grossmann_et_al_World-Water-Week.pdf)

  • Abstract Hofmann, Ibisch, Menzel, Borchardt

    [PDF - 67,8 kB]

     (URL: http://www.wasserressourcen-management.de/_media/Abstract_Hofmann_et_al_World-Water-Week.pdf)


  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Department Aquatische Ökosystemanalyse und Management

    • Dr. Ralf B. Ibisch<br>Christian Stärz<br>Sabrina Kirschke
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