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WATERPRAXIS final seminar in Vilnius

11 - 12 January 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania

The final seminar of WATERPRAXIS will take place at the Amberton Hotel in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 11-12 January 2012. The event focuses on dissemination of experiences and results gathered in the 7 Baltic Sea partner countries of the project. At the same time, the seminar also offers an interesting opportunity for water planners, decision-makers and researchers to discuss current topics and exchange information in water management in the whole Baltic Sea Region.
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Summer Course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

20 - 24 September 2011, Hamburg, Germany 

The Summer Course is an initiative of the German office of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and is organized in cooperation with the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS. It is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to sustainable development, river basin management and climate issues in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning. The course will offer a state-of-the-art overview of matters related to sustainable development and river basin management and will be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

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Workshop on “River Basin Management in the Baltic Sea Region”

31 May 2011 in Lulea, Sweden

Background
One of the most serious problems seen in the Baltic Sea is the eutrophication caused by nutrient loads. Although there are practical measures to restrict them, the implementation of river basin restoration measures as envisaged in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is still deficient.

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Tagung zur Fließgewässerentwicklung in der Umwelthauptstadt Hamburg

Donnerstag, 05. Mai 2011 im Forum Alstertal in Hamburg-Poppenbüttel, Germany

This is a national event and it will be held in German language.

WATERPRAXIS unterstützt diese Tagung, die sich an alle wendet, die sich für die Alster und ihre Nebengewässer interessieren oder beruflich für sie verantwortlich sind. Anwohner, Erholungssuchende, ehrenamtliche Naturschützer und Bachpaten, Angler und Behörden bringen eine Vielzahl an verschiedenen Interessen und Ansprüchen mit.

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11th International Conference on 'Current Issues of Sustainable Development – Governance and Institutional Change' supported by WATERPRAXIS

10 - 12 April 2011, Opole, Poland

In April 2011, it will already be the eleventh time that the conference on issues of sustainable development is organized in co-operation with a wide range of European research institutes.

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Climate & River Basin Management Symposium 2011

17–20 January 2011, Oulu, Finland

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Workshop: Acid Sulphate Soils and Land Use

1 - 2 November 2010, Luleå, Sweden

Land use by ditching and ditch cleaning on acid sulphate soils (ASS) is an increasing environmental problem. Our knowledge on the biogeochemical effects of anthropogenic activities on ASS has gradually increased whereas ecological effects are rarely studied. In addition, we still do not know the accurate distribution and dimension of ASS.

Please download the first circular (in English, Finnish or Swedish) for further information.

 

Summer Course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

21 - 24 September 2010, Hamburg, Germany

The Summer Course is an initiative of the German office of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and is organized in cooperation with the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS. It is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to sustainable development, river basin management and climate issues in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning. The course will offer a state-of-the-art overview of matters related to sustainable development and river basin management and will be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

People from local governments, officials, engineers, practitioners and students from Baltic countries may register for the Summer Course. Students from all subjects currently registered at universities across the Baltic Sea are especially welcome to attend the Summer Course. Interested participants need to register until the 30th June 2010.

Please take a look at the summer course flyer for detailed information.

The course is already fully booked so that no further applications can be accepted.

summer course flyer (pdf)
 

10th International Conference on 'Current Issues of Sustainable Development – Governance and Institutional Change' supported by WATERPRAXIS

18 – 20 April 2010, Opole, Poland

In April 2010, it will already be the tenth time that issues of sustainable development is organized in co-operation with a wide range of European research institutes. The conference is supported by the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS »From theory and plans to eco-efficient and sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea«.

Call for papers / registration form (pdf)
 

Training course on Economical Tools for WFD Implementation + Waterpraxis Steering Group meeting

13 - 14 January 2010, Kaunas, Lithuania

Training course: How to use Environmental Economic Analyses in River Basin Planning

The  training  course  aims  to  provide  river  basin  planners  with  insights  and  hands-on training  in  how  economic  analyses  regarding  costs  and  benefits  can  be  used  in  water resource  planning,  especially  related  to  the  implementation  of  the  Water  Framework Directive (WFD). Representatives of local and regional stakeholders, governmental as well as  non-governmental  institutions,  researches  and  educators  that  are  lacking  knowledge and  require competence  in  the  field of economical studies are  invited  to  join  the course. Prior knowledge of environmental economics or economics is not required.

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Symposium 'Climate Change and Sustainable Water Management'

9 December 2009, Lyngby/Kopenhagen, Denmark

The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 7th to the 18th December 2009 where, among other things, a post-2012 climate change framework will be agreed.

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Die EU-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie: Trends in der Umsetzung und Wirkung

Freitag, 4. Dezember 2009, Hamburg, Germany

HAW Hamburg, Hörsaal 1.12, 1. Obergeschoss, Berliner Tor 5, Hamburg

Hintergrund
Mit der Umsetzung der Richtlinie 2000/60/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 23. Oktober 2000 zur Schaffung eines Ordnungsrahmens für Maßnahmen der Gemeinschaft im Bereich der Wasserpolitik (auch bekannt als die EU-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie oder EU-WRRL), verfolgt die EU das Ziel, die nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung der Gewässer in Europa zu fördern und einen »guten« Zustand aller Gewässer in Europa bis 2015 zu erreichen.

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UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15)

7 december - 18 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

The COP15 conference is the fifteenth Conference of the Parties under the United Nations’ Climate Change Convention. The conference will take place from 7 december to 18 December 2009.

The conference will take place in the Bella Center in Copenhagen

http://www.cop15.dk/en/

 

Workshop on Land-Use Modelling

11 - 13 November 2009, Helsinki, Finland

The aim of the training workshop is to provide knowledge and methods to the participants regarding the challenges from climate change and land-use development on river basin planning and management. Focus will be on hands-on exercises using freely available GIS based software developed in earlier EU projects Forum Skagerrak, RiverLife and Watersketch. The participants will be provided with data. The target group of this workshop is land-use and river basin planners. Experience in GIS is expected.

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BUP Summer Course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

BUP summer course29 September - 3 October 2009 in Hamburg, Germany

The Summer Course is an initiative of the German office of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and was organised in cooperation with the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS. It is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to sustainable development, river basin management and climate issues in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning.

The course will offer a state-of-the-art overview of matters related to sustainable development and river basin management and will be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

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