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11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)

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Volksschule
Seminar / Seminar
in englischer Sprache

Around the world, signs of water trouble abound. Rivers are running dry, lakes are shrinking, and groundwater is being depleted. Climate crisis is altering the global water cycle, leading to more intense droughts and floods. The question arises: how can we meet the food, energy, health, safety and drinking water needs of the growing population, while at the same time sustaining the ecosystems that support our economies and the web of life on the planet? How can we maintain regional peace and stability as water supplies run short? Will water scarcity drive human migrations? Through lectures, discussion, case studies, and break-out groups, we will explore the ways in which the finite nature of water will require a transformation in how we use, manage, and value freshwater.

After the Seminar Week, this seminar will turn into an Alpbach Learning Mission (ALM).

Professor; Head, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems
Professor Geography, Institute of Geography and Space Science, University of Graz
Research Scientist for Aquatic Ecology, WasserCluster Lunz, Danube University Krems, Lunz Chair
Founding Director, Global Water Policy Project, USA; Former Freshwater Fellow, National Geographic Society; Author of Four Books on Global Freshwater Issues Chair

Dr. Mathias CZAIKA

Professor; Head, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems

 Mathias Czaika is a Professor in Migration and Integration and Head of the Department for Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems, Austria. He is also Research Associate at the Department for International Development and former Director of the International Migration Institute, both at University of Oxford. He has a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Freiburg. His research interests include; drivers and dynamics of international migration processes; globalization, development, inequality, and conflict; heuristics and decision-making; migration policy formation and policy impact; migration of high-skilled workers, asylum seekers and refugees. He has published widely in journals such as Demography, Population Development Review, International Migration Review, or the Journal of Peace Research.

Dr. Wolfgang SCHÖNER

Professor Geography, Institute of Geography and Space Science, University of Graz

Dr. Martin KAINZ

Research Scientist for Aquatic Ecology, WasserCluster Lunz, Danube University Krems, Lunz

2002 PhD, Sciences de l’environnement, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
2002-2005 Post-doctoral fellow, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
2006 Post-doctoral fellow, National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
 Since 2006 Research Scientist, Inter-university Centre for Aquatic Ecosystem Research, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
 Since 2008 Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Environmental Engineering, Seattle, USA
2010 Guest Professor, Laboratoire Microorganismes: génome et environnement, réseaux trophiques aquatiques. Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Venia docendi (Aquatic ecology), University of Vienna
2007-2012 Secretary of the Austrian Limnological Society
 Since 2012 President of the Austrian Limnological Society
2018 Vice-president, International Society of Limnology

Sandra POSTEL

Founding Director, Global Water Policy Project, USA; Former Freshwater Fellow, National Geographic Society; Author of Four Books on Global Freshwater Issues

 Sandra Postel is founding director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. From 2009-2015, she served as Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. She is co-creator of Change the Course, the water stewardship initiative awarded the 2017 US Water Prize for restoration of depleted rivers and wetlands. Sandra works to bridge science, policy and practice to build a more water-secure world for people and nature. She has authored four books and numerous articles for scholarly and popular publications, including Science, Natural History, and Scientific American. She has appeared in the BBC’s Planet Earth, Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour, and the National Geographic Channel’s Breakthrough series. Sandra has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Previously she served as vice president for research at the Worldwatch Institute. The recipient of several honorary degrees, Sandra has been named a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment and one of the Scientific American 50, an award recognizing contributions to science and technology.

Seminar Week

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14.08.2019

15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial

15.08.2019

09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary

15.08.-20.08.2019

Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar

16.08.-21.08.2019

Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar

16.08.2019

15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

17.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

18.08.2019

10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

19.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

20.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary

21.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar