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8 – Key technologies for the key resources of the 21st century – water and energy

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Water is a renewable resource. Austria utilizes only about four per cent of its existing water resources. Energy, gained from fossil fuels, is a limited resource. Throughout the world, oil and water are very often inversely distributed: regions with large oil reserves lack water, regions with large water reserves lack oil. Oil as an energy source can be substituted, at least theoretically, but water cannot. Thus, water for agriculture and industry, but especially drinking water, will become a globally required and precious resource. Since water can also be used for the generation of energy, there are bridges to be built here.

Speakers

Dekan, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät sowie Professor, Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Universität Wien
Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Emeritus Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Regierungsbeauftragter für den Kapitalmarkt; Vizepräsident, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

DDr. Heinz MAYER

Dekan, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät sowie Professor, Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Universität Wien

1969 Dr. iur. University of Vienna
1970 University Assistant at the Institute of Administrative and Constitutional Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
1973 Dr. rer. pol. University of Vienna, employment in the local administration at the district authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft) Mödling, Lower Austria
1975 Habilitation on National Public Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
1977 Occupation as lecturer at the Federal Administration Academy in Vienna
1979 Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna
since 1983 Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna
1991-2003 Scientific head of the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for legislation und application of law
since 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna
since 2007 Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts

Dr. Nebojsa NAKICENOVIC

Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Emeritus Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1973-1984 Research Scholar, Energy Systems Program, IIASA
1984-1986 Research Scholar, Science and Technology Program, IIASA
1986-1991 Leader, The Dynamics of Technological Project, IIASA
1986-1991 Acting Leader, Technology, Economy and Society Program, IIASA
1991-2000 Leader, Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies Project, IIASA
1993-1995 Convening Lead Author, Second Assessment Report IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
1993-1998 Director, Global Energy Perspectives, WEC - World Energy Council
1993-2003 Guest Professor, Technical University of Graz
1997-2000 Coordinating Lead Author, Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, IPCC
1998-2000 Convening Lead Author, WEA - World Energy Assessment
1998-2001 Lead Author, Third Assessment Report of the IPCC
2003-2005 Coordinating Lead Author, MEA - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
2003-2007 Co-Leader, Greenhouse Gas Initiative Program, IIASA
2000-2008 Leader, Transitions to New Technologies Program, IIASA
since 2003 University Professor of Energy Economics, VUT - Vienna University of Technology
since 2005 Director, GEA - Global Energy Assessment
since 2009 Deputy Director, IIASA
since 2010 Lead Author, Fifth Assessment Report, IPCC

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Richard SCHENZ

Regierungsbeauftragter für den Kapitalmarkt; Vizepräsident, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

 Nach Abschluss des Studiums der Technischen Physik an der TU Wien trat Richard Schenz 1969 in den OMV Konzern ein und befasste sich mit Produktionsplanungen und dem Ausbau der Raffinerie Schwechat. 1988 wurde er zum Vorstandsmitglied für Erdölverarbeitung und Petrochemie bestellt, 1992 erfolgte seine Bestellung zum Generaldirektor und Vorstandsvorsitzenden der OMV. Bis Jahresende 2001 war er für die Generaldirektion und für den Chemiebereich verantwortlich. Im November 2001 ernannte die österreichische Bundesregierung Dr. Richard Schenz zum Regierungsbeauftragten für den Kapitalmarkt.

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