6th International Water Conference

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The 6th water conference was the closing event of the Italian-German Co-Presidency of the Water Management Platform. It took place on the 12th of October 2016 on the Herrenchiemsee Island (Germany). The three sessions where each devoted to one of the topics of the mandate 2015-2016. Around 60 international experts on water related issues listened to excellent talks and took the chance to benefit from the experience of colleagues from the Alpine states. The first session was dedicated to the dialogue between the Water Framework Directive and the Flood Directive. During the second session the interactions of sediment transport with fluvial geomorphology were emphasized. The last session highlighted the importance of the right communication of water-related issues.  

Date: 12 October 2016   
Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee, Germany 
Programme of the event
Introductory speech
Water Management in a Field of Conflicting Interests 
by Prof. Dr. Martin Grambow, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (Germany) 
Session 1: Dialogue between the Water Framework Directive and the Flood Directive 
Integrated River Basin Management Planning in Austria 
by Dr. Christian Schilling, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Austria)   
River Corridor and Watershed Management Plans: The Experience of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol (Italy) 
by Willigis Gallmetzer, Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol (Italy)   
The “Isar-Plan” in Munich 
by Dr. Klaus Arzet, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (Germany)  
Session 2: Fluvial Geomorphology and the Interactions with Sediment Transport 
Sediment-budget of the Alpine Rhine 
by Dr. Thomas Hoffmann, Federal Institute of Hydrology (Germany) 
River Bed Stabilization by Initiated Natural Morphological Development - Prediction and Reality 
by Dr. Michael Hengl, Federal Agency for Water Management (Austria) 
River Management in the Alps from an NGO perspective 
by Elisabeth Sötz, WWF (Austria) 
Hydromorphology and Sediment Management 
by Dr. Pietro Colonna, Ministry of the Environment (Italy) 
The SedAlp Project: Interactions with Structures 
by Jošt Sodnik, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)   
Session 3: Communication of Water-Related Issues 
Summary of the Workshop “The importance of communicating and sharing relevant data on water- and risk-related issues”, Padua 
by Dr. Andrea Bianchini, EURAC Research (Italy) 
Good Practices in Communication of the Flood Risk Management Activities in Slovenia 
by Luka Štravs, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (Slovenia) 
Good practice examples in communication of flood risk management and ecological river restoration from France 
by Martine Lami, Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse (France) 
Short- film “A new type of river management is coming” 
The “Licca Liber” Project 
by Simone Winter, Wasserwirtschaftsamt Donauwörth (Germany) 


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