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12 May 2016: permalink final BOOK OF ABSTRACTS: http://edepot.wur.nl/380126

22 March: Powerpoints (in pdf) of most presentations now available on this website (updated 30 March)

 

> DETAILED PROGRAMME (update 3 March) 
 

Map of Wageningen Campus with location Orion building and starting points field trips 9 March

Public transportation Wageningen campus

 

Registration deadline extended till 28 February!

Water represents a main resource for human activities and its management. Together with food and energy production, water scarcity is one of the most outstanding problems for society. In most European regions agricultural productions are intensive water consumers. Therefore, these systems are very vulnerable to a potential decrease in water availability.

In 2011 a European Concerted Reseach Action (COST) started, aimed at the Assessment of EUROpean AGRIculture WATer use and trade under climate change (EURO-AGRIWAT).

EURO-AGRIWAT intends to prepare and disseminate recommendations and guidelines for enabling a more efficient water resource management in relation with agricultural activities under climate change and variability, and involves collaboration between scientists and stakeholders.

From 7-9 March 2016 the final EURO-AGRIWAT conference will be held, titled: "Water Footprint of agricultural products: progress, challenges and solutions".

Keynote speakers

The conference will include key-notes from:

  • Elías Fereres (Professor at the School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering, University of Cordoba)
  • Arjen Hoekstra (Professor in Water Management, University of Twente)
  • Martin van Ittersum (Professor Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University)
  • Jay Lund (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California)
  • Huub Rijnaarts (Professor Environmental Technology, Wageningen University)
  • Anna Dalla Marta (Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence)
  • Kurt-Christian Kersebaum (Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung, Müncheberg)
  • Christos Zoumides (The Cyprus Institute)
  • Filiberto Altobelli (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Rome)
  • Leonidas Toulios (National Agricultural Research Foundation, Larissa)
  • Gerardo van Halsema (Water Resources Management, Wageningen University)
  • Ruth Mathews (Water Footprint Network, The Hague)

Scientific committee

The scientific committee of the conference includes:

  • Filiberto Altobelli (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Rome)
  • Bosko Blagojevic (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad)
  • Anna Dalla Marta (Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence)
  • Josef Eitzinger (Institute of Meteorology, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)
  • Anne Gobin (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Leuven)
  • Petra Hellegers (Water Resources Management, Wageningen University)
  • Kurt-Christian Kersebaum (Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung, Müncheberg)
  • Joop Kroes (Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre)
  • Ingo Leusbrock (Environmental Technology, Wageningen University)
  • Eddy Moors (Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre; VU University Amsterdam)
  • Pavol Nejedlik (Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute)
  • Pytrik Reidsma (Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University)
  • Huub Rijnaarts (Environmental Technology, Wageningen University)
  • Leonidas Toulios (National Agricultural Research Foundation, Larissa)
  • Hong Yang (Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology)
  • Sjoerd van der Zee (Soil Physics and Land Management Group, Wageningen University)
  • Christos Zoumides (The Cyprus Institute)

Sessions

There will be sessions on the following topics:

  • Assessment of crop water footprints under present and future climatic conditions
  • Virtual water trade of crops under present and future climatic conditions
  • Assessment of management and adaptation options for sustainable water footprints
  • Remote sensing of agricultural water footprint
  • Grey water footprints
  • Solutions to improve water footprints
  • Metropolitan solutions to reduce water footprints
  • Optimising water footprints of chatchments

River Basin Game

Parallel to one of the sessions, the SENSE PhD council will offer the River Basin Game, developed by keynote speaker Arjen Hoekstra, for a group of 9 to 24 participants.

In this game the participants take roles of farmers in the three compartments (upstream, midstream and downstream settings). These farmers try to optimize their benefits by irrigating their fields while water is the limiting factor. The participants will learn about ‘the tragedy of the commons’, about cooperation, free-rider behaviour and upstream-downstream effects. They experience the risk of over-abstractions of water in a river basin and learn how this risk relates to the complexity of the system, the conflict between individual and group optimums and the difficulty in achieving good cooperation.

Here you can find more details about the game: http://www.ayhoekstra.nl/teaching.html.

This game can be played in several cumulative rounds. At the end there will be a feed back round.

Call for abstracts and registration deadline

The call for abstracts is closed.

The extended registration deadline is 28 February 2016

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