IWRM Karlsruhe 2012
Resource Water - Karlsruhe has the answers
In view of the great local and seasonal variation in availability, quality and demand, the task of water resource management is to optimise water usage, taking the requirements of the society and the economy into account. Water management is just as important today as the provision, treatment and distribution of water.
After the successful premiere of IWRM Karlsruhe 2010 the national and international community of hydrology and water management experts is going to assemble for the second time from 21 - 22 November 2012at the Convention Center Karlsruheto bundle the international know-how and hands-on expertise on thetopic of Integrated Water Resources Management.
Without marginalising the technical-scientific topics of integrated water resource management, IWRM Karlsruhe 2012 is to show a clear focus on issues concerning competition when using limited water resources in regard to regional and urbanity-oriented as well as regulatory and planning aspects.
IWRM Karlsruhe 2012 brings together international researchers, decision makers and users from the water industry and thereby creates the ideal link between science, politics, and practical application.
- Decision-makers in public and private-sector water supply and sewage disposal/treatment
- Research institutions, universities, and students
- Experts from the industry as well as public-sector companies and partnerships
- Experts from the public sector
- Funding organisations, international promoters, development organisations
- Water and sewage consultants
- Decision-makers in politics
- Public-sector and private investors
- Persons responsible for urban and rural land-use planning
What can industry contribute to the topic of IWRM?
„In order to be able to manage water resources reliably, industrial standards based on international standards are needed. On the basis of these standards it is possible for relevant data to be collected, archived and used for evaluation. Industry provides tried and tested systems as well as new and more ambitious solutions to make this possible.
The findings of these evaluations have an impact on the existing infrastructure, and industry also provides tailormade intelligent solutions for migration to new systems.“
Wolfgang Wegner, Siemens AG
Irreplaceable water? Karlsruhe has the answers...
„Handling the global water crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. Water availability and water quality, the management of water resources and intelligent reuse of water are the key components of sustainable development and thus of our survival. Understanding the water cycle and developing responsible utilisation concepts are thus essential. The Karlsruhe region, with its research-based universities and colleges and the application-oriented institutes and water centers, the water treatment works and the sewage treatment plant provides ideal conditions for discussing the problems at hand.
I am pleased that the national and international community of hydrology and water management experts has been invited to Karlsruhe to present their findings.“
Prof. Dr. Fritz H. Frimmel, Karlsruher Institute of Technology