Impacts of Global Change on the Water Cycle in the Elbe Region - Risks and Options

River Elbe


CONFERENCE Climate Change Impacts in the Czech-German Elbe River Basin
05.-06. NOVEMBER 2007 in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic



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MONDAY, Nov 5th
10:00-10:30 Welcome

Rector, Represent. of Region. Govmt., Represent. of Ústi n. L.
Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Czech ERB
RNDr. Martin Bursík, Minister of Environment of the CR
10:50-11:05 Flood Risk Management in the Elbe River Basin (ERB)- Trans-position of a New European Approach
Prof. M. Socher, Representative of the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River (IKSE/MKOL)
11:05-11:25 Models and strategies for a sustainable river basin manage-ment
Dr. F. Wechsung, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
11:25-11:50 COFFEE BREAK
Block 1 Moderation: Dr. R. Huth, Institute of Atmosph. Physics, AS CR
11:50-12:10 Millennium History of Floods in the Czech ERB
Prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc. Masaryk Univ. Brno
12:10-12:30 Climate Change and the Czech Environmental Legislation
Prof. Judr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc., Charles Univ. Prague
12:30-12:50 New knowledge about the impact of air pollution to human health - the Northern Bohemia experience
MUDr. Radim Šrám, DrSc. Institute of Experimental Medicine, AS CR
12:50-13:10 Discussion
13:10-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Block 2 Moderation: Prof. B. Hansjürgens, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Economics, Leipzig, Germany
14:00-14:20 Changes of temperature and precipitation extremes
Prof. Dr. F.-W. Gerstengarbe, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Ger-many
14:20-14:40 Water related socio-economic changes in the ERB
Prof. Dr. V. Hartje, Technical University (TU) Berlin, Institute for Landscape Archi-tecture and Environmental Planning, Germany
14:40-15:00 Discussion
Block 3 Moderation: Prof. Judr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc., Charles Univ. Prague
15:00-15:20 Research on Climate Change and Its Impacts in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics
RNDr. Radan Huth, DrSc., Director of Institute of Atmospheric Physics, AS CR
15:20-15:40 Global Warming and Regional Anthropogenic Impacts in the Czech ERB
Doc. Ing. Josef Seják, CSc., J.E. Purkyne Univ., Faculty of Environment
15:40-16.10 COFFEE BREAK
16:10-16:30 Strategy of Restoring the Short Hydrological Cycles in the Czech ERB
RNDr. Jan Pokorný, CSc., Inst. of Systems Biology and Ecology, AS CR
16:30-16:50 Discussion
Block 4 Moderation: Prof. Dr. S. Kaden, WASY GmbH, Institute for Water Resources Plan-ning and Systems Research, Berlin, Germany
Water availability under global change
Prof. Dr. S. Kaden, WASY GmbH, Berlin, Germany
17:20-17:40 Vulnerability of surface water users
Prof. B. Hansjürgens, UFZ, Germany
17:40-18:00 Discussion
19:00 DINNER


Block 5 Moderation: Doc. Ing. Iva Ritschelova, CSc. UJEP, rector
09:00-09:20 Social Dimension of Climate Change Impact in ERB
  MUDr. Džamila Stehlíková, Minister for Human Rights and Minorities
09:20-09:40 Evaluation of meteorological situation on 29.7. - 30.7. 2005 in North-West Bohemia and Adjacent Saxonian Regions
  Ing. Lenka Hájková, Mgr. Martin Novák, CHMI Usti n.L
09:40-10:00 The heart of natural risks and their perception on an example of the Elbe River landscape in the Czech-German borderland
  RNDr. Milan Jeřábek, Ph.D., Mgr. Pavel Raška, J.E. Purkyne Univ., Fac. of Science
10:00-10:20 Discussion
10:20-10:50 COFFEE BREAK
Block 6 Moderation: Prof. Dr. V. Hartje, TU Berlin, Germany
16:50-17:20 Influence of global change on nutrient loads in the Elbe basin
  Dr. H. Behrendt, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany
17:20-17:40 Economic assessment of basin-scale strategies to achieve water quality goals
  M. Grossmann, TU Berlin, Institute for Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Germany
11:40-12.00 Analysing long-term changes of flood risks and reduction op-tions at the Elbe River Dr. J. Schanze, Dresden Flood Research Center, Germany
12:00-12:20 Discussion
12:20-13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:00 Final Words
Representative of regional government Czech and German




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