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Published: April 10, 2013

Water in the Anthropocene:


Challenges for Science and Governance

Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System.
Session schedule is now online!
To download the session schedule please visit the conference webpage.
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This conference, to be held in Bonn, Germany on 21-24 May 2013, is organized by the Global Water System Project and its International Project Office based in Bonn, Germany.
The conference is organized by the Global Water System Project and its International Project Office based in Bonn, Germany. It is kindly supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The focus of the conference is to address the global dimensions of water system changes due to anthropogenic as well as natural influences.

The conference will provide the platform to present global and regional perspectives of world wide experiences on the responses of water management to global change in order to address issues such as variability in supply, increasing demands for water, environmental flows, and land use change. It will help to build links between science and policy and practice in the area of water resources management and governance, related institutional and technological innovations and identify in which ways research can assist policy and practice in the field of sustainable freshwater management.

Participants from all continents and dealing with various water-related problems are expected to attend this conference.

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