SAVE THE DATE: International Symposium on Ecohydrology for the Circular Economy and Nature-Based Solutions towards mitigation/adaptation to Climate Change
In the face of global degradation of water-related ecosystems, climate instability and growing anthropogenic impacts, there is an urgent need to integrate the existing knowledge from different environmental sciences as a key for the development of problem-solving, sustainability science. Ecohydrology, as transdisciplinary science, has been postulating ecosystem processes as management tools for sustainability by defining multidimensional goals for catchment management – WBSRC (Water, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services for Society, Resilience to climatic changes and Cultural heritage).
Since water is a major driver of biogeochemical evolution and hence of biodiversity and biological productivity, regulation of ecohydrological processes becomes the first and fundamental step towards achieving sustainability in the catchment, particularly in human-modified and degraded systems. Since its formulation under UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, the implementation of WBSRC strategy is creating synergy between Nature-Based Solutions and Circular Economy model with constant development and increasing efficiency.
The symposium will bring together top experts from scientific institutions and international organizations and will provide an open floor for the discussion about integration of ecohydrological biotechnologies and systemic solutions with a circular economy development towards mitigation/adaptation to climate instability.
The symposium will take place in Lodz, Poland, during the 26-28 September 2017. The assistant will find 4 interesting sessions, which will be titled Water and Environment as a critical components of Circular Economy; SIL SESSION: Limnology and Ecohydrology for Nature-Based Solutions; AMBER – adaptative barrier management to help reconnect Europe´s rivers; and Ecohydrology, Nature-Based Solutions and Circular Economy for the City of Future.
As well as, you could attend an special event about Healthy Rivers and Sustainable Water Resource Management.
The previous International Symposium on Ecohydrology, Biotechnology & Engineering, took place in Lodz (September 2013) and gathered over 210 experts and scientists from 31 countries.
If you wish to get more information, please, go to the official website or you could download the brouchure.