Category Archive: Conference

Climate Change Adaptation Leadership: An Art, a Craft or a Technique?

Contribution by Brad May – In her research on leadership in organizations, Patricia Pitcher speaks of the drama of leadership, its dreams realities and illusions [1].  In the unfolding of this drama, she identified three actor archetypes essential for success in any organization or team – the Artist, the Craftsman and the Technocrat.  At the annual …

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Call for papers: resilience thinking in water resources management

Academics with an interest in resilience thinking can submit a paper proposal to the organizers of a panel at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, to be held in Colorado in June 2013. The call reads as follows: “Traditionally, water resources management has been driven by technical knowledge with an emphasis on establishing systems …

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Water in the Anthropocene Conference

The Global Water System Project (GWSP) is organizing an international conference on ‘Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System’ to be held in Bonn, Germany on 21-24 May 2013.

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Sections on climate and water governance at ECPR general conference

The general conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), which will be organized in Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013, has a promising program for those interested in climate and water governance. Katrien Termeer (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) and Joerg Knieling (HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany) will organize a Section on climate change governance (Section nr 07).They …

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Critiquing the state in governance research

This spring I attended two international meetings of social scientists interested broadly in governance and climate change issues. Despite their common themes, the meetings couldn’t have been more different: one meeting drew heavily on critical theory and focused on local-scale and non-state actors and processes while the other meeting was populated with policy research that …

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European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 is an initiative of a number of major European research projects. This will be the first European conference which covers the broad range of issues related to climate change adaptation and follows international conferences in Australia (Gold Coast, Queensland) in 2010 and in the United States (Tucson, Arizona) …

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Lund conference on Earth System Governance

Several interesting papers on water governance were presented at the Lund conference on Earth System Governance. Charlotte de Bruyne and Itay Fischhendler presented the results of research on factors which may explain the adoption of conflict resolution mechanisms (CRM’s) in transboundary agreements.

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Water and climate change adaptation in transboundary basins

On 25 and 26 April 2012, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organizes their third workshop on water and climate change in transboundary region in Geneva, Switzerland. The organizers state the following: “This workshop will bring together persons from all over the world, engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change and …

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World Water Week Announcement

The World Water Week (August 26-31 2012) is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. The themes change each year, but each fits within a …

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Symposium on the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention – Dundee June 2012

Our colleagues at the IHP- HELP Centre for Water law, policy and science and WWF will co-organise a symposium on the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention. The aim of the symposium is to gather together a wide and diverse range of viewpoints from academia, government, international organisations, and civil society, to debate the existing and potential relevance of this …

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