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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.

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

Dr. iur. University of Vienna University Assistant at the Institute of Administrative and Constitutional Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration Dr. rer. pol. University of Vienna, employment in the local administration at the district authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft) Mödling, Lower Austria Habilitation on National Public Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration Occupation as lecturer at the Federal Administration Academy in Vienna Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna Scientific head of the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for legislation und application of law Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna
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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

Research Scholar, Energy Systems Program, IIASA Research Scholar, Science and Technology Program, IIASA Leader, The Dynamics of Technological Project, IIASA Acting Leader, Technology, Economy and Society Program, IIASA Leader, Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies Project, IIASA Convening Lead Author, Second Assessment Report IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Director, Global Energy Perspectives, WEC - World Energy Council Guest Professor, Technical University of Graz Coordinating Lead Author, Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, IPCC Convening Lead Author, WEA - World Energy Assessment Lead Author, Third Assessment Report of the IPCC Coordinating Lead Author, MEA - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Co-Leader, Greenhouse Gas Initiative Program, IIASA Leader, Transitions to New Technologies Program, IIASA University Professor of Energy Economics, VUT - Vienna University of Technology Director, GEA - Global Energy Assessment Deputy Director, IIASA
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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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