Wageningen University and Research

International Conference Water Science for Impact

  • 16 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
  • 09:00
  • Bronland 1, building 103, 6708 WH Wageningen
  • Conference website
Western Europe
Wageningen University

IHE Delft is a partner of the international conference 'Water Science for Impact' from 16 to 18 October 2018. This international and multidiscipinary water conference is convened within the framework of the WUR 100 years centennial celebrations, and is jointly organised by Wageningen University, Deltares, IHE Delft, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).


16 October

14.15 hrs Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus
Presentation by Janez Susnik on data driven quantification of the global water-energy-food system 

14.15 hrs Transnational City-to-City Learning to accelerate urban adaptation
Presentation by Chris Zevenbergen (introduction to session) and Assela Pathirana on enablers and barriers for City-to-City learning in developing countries

17 October

10.45 hrs Economics and governance of nature-based solutions for urban water management
Chaired by Yong Jiang and Berry Gersonius will give a presentation on Uncertainty in Valuing Blue Green Infrastructure (BGI) Benefits

10.45 hrs  Integrated Modelling and Management of Water Resources: the Ecosystem Perspective on the Nexus Approach
Presentation by Janez Susnik on the Global Water-Energy-Food System Assessment

16.00 hrs Water, peace and security: assessing risks and exploring mitigation options
Presentations by consortium partners Deltares and WRI

18 October

09.00 hrs The water-energy-food nexus: from concept to model 
Panel discussion with Janez Susnik

11.00 hrs  Policy coherence and the Nexus concept; learning from Serious Games
Serious games in the SIM4NEXUS project with Janez Susnik and Sara Masia

Oral and poster presentations

Anna Wesselink, post doc researcher at IHE Delft

Should the world go Dutch in Flood Risk Management? Lessons for knowledge transfer from comparing FRM strategies

Reem Digna, PhD fellow at IHE Delft

Optimizing reservoir operation to include sediment management: a novel approach tested for the Roseires Dam, Blue Nile River

Muhammad Dikman Maheng, PhD fellow at IHE Delft

The current state of Green Space: from policy and implementation to mitigate water-related impacts due to climate change

Mario E. Castro-Gama, PhD fellow at IHE Delft

A comparison between an operation research and a heuristic optimization for hydropower and irrigation assessment in the Nile basin


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