Powerful Women in Science
The Symposium “Future Challenges in Water Resources Research” focuses on the impact of water management projects. The keynote lectures will deal with morphological changes and their ecological effects. Secondary effects such as the formation of blue-green algae blooms and greenhouse gases in reservoirs will also be discussed. Large water projects are always a societal topic we want to talk about.
Our topic is strongly interdisciplinary and well balanced between engineering disciplines, natural and social sciences. However, women in such disciplines are strongly underrepresented. It is obvious that the number of women decreases the higher they climb the academic ladder (from students to doctoral candidates and to research group leaders).
For this reason, we organise this event that focuses on women’s competences. The research work of internationally renowned female scientists will be presented during the symposium.
This top-class event is of course open to everyone: female, male or diverse.
Agenda 18th February
Welcome coffee, meet and greet, first get‐together
Introduction and Welcome Addresses
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg
Head Office Wassernetzwerk B-W
Project Coordinator of CHARM
KEYNOTE 1 – Sediments
Dr. ir. Astrid Blom
“Response of River Channel Geometry to Measures and Natural Change”
Associate Professor of Morphodynamics of sand-gravel rivers
TU Delft, The Netherlands
KEYNOTE 2 – Biofilms
Dr. Katharina Besemer
“Ecology, diversity and function of freshwater biofilms”
Post Doc Fellowship
Wassercluster Lunz, Vienna, Austria
Women of Music
Agenda 19th February
KEYNOTE 3 – Cyano Bacteria
Prof. Dr. Kaarina Sivonen
“Cyanobacteria in water ecosystems”
Head of the Department of Microbiology
University Helsinki, Finland
KEYNOTE 4 – Green House Gas Emissions
Bridget Deemer, Ph.D.
“Methane Emissions from Reservoirs – Estimating Global Sources, Exploring Controls on Emission, and Identifying Opportunities for Management”
Southwest Biological Science Center
Coffee Break and Fingerfood Lunch
KEYNOTE 5 – Social Implications
Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl
“Governance Challenges in the Water-Energy-Food-Nexus”
Institute for Environmental Systems Research
Universität Osnabrück, Germany