- Knowledge gaps in the interactions between hydrology, ecosystems and global change
This session will address to hydrological knowledge gaps in the field of natural and human-induced ecosystems
- Hydrological and ecological modelling
This session will address to theoretical model development and application of existing models for study of different water-related processes now and in the future
- Water and ecosystems for human well-being
Water and water-related ecosystems deliver a wide range of ecosystem services that contribute to human well-being, such as biomass, water supply, water purification and detoxification of wastes, climate regulation through sequestering and releasing a major proportion of fixed carbon in the biosphere, mitigation of climate change via flood regulation and water bodies coastal protection, recreational opportunities, tourism
- Water policy and governance
Expected discussion topics could be related to the development of operational policy at the regional and district level of land planning, planning of foreshore areas etc. Regulations, databases, statistics, decision-making systems which are supporting the integration of water “rainbow” (i.e. blue, green, grey etc water) to the clean water and sustainable ecosystem services of aquatic ecosystems, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland and terrestrial wetland ecosystems.