February 18, 2020 / Silke Wieprecht

Powerful Women in Science

On 18.2./19.2.2020 the symposium Future Challenges in Water Resources Research will be held. Details can be found here: https://charm.hfk-designlab.de/

On 18 and 19 February 2020, a very special symposium will be held on the subject of "Future Challenges in Water Resources Research".

Five top keynote speakers will give presentations on the following topics:

Dr. ir. Astrid Blom, TU Delft, Netherlands:
Response of River Channel Geometry to Measures and Natural Change

Dr. Katharina Besemer, Water Cluster Lunz, Austria:
"Ecology, diversity and function of freshwater biofilms"

Prof. Dr. Kaarina Sivonen, University Helsinki, Finnland:
Cyanobacteria in water ecosystems

Bridget Deemer, Ph.D., USGS, USA:
"Methane Emissions from Reservoirs

Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl, University of Osnabrück, Germany:
Governance Challenges in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

In addition to these brilliant keynote speakers, there will be a portrait film about women in science, from professors, postdocs, doctoral candidates to students. The first day will end with an evening event and the music band "Women of Music". On the second day we will continue with keynotes and a science slam on water research.

If you go to our website https://charm.hfk-designlab.de/  you will see that all protagonists are women. And that is the idea of the symposium.

It is our intention to present "Powerful Women in Science". Of course, everyone - regardless of gender - is invited to join this symposium.

I would like to invite you to this event. When you register, you will see that we only charge a relatively small contribution, which only partially covers the actual costs. This is only possible because we receive financial support from the state of Baden-Württemberg as well as from the Gender Consulting Department of the University of Stuttgart.

Participation costs 80 euros, and even only 20 euros for (PhD-)students.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium on 18-19 February 2020.

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