General Assembly 2022 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 23–27 May 2022 in Vienna, Austria and online (hybrid event)

 

The General Assembly 2022 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, and online from 23–27 May 2022.

 

The EGU General Assembly 2022 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career scientists, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

 

Hydro4U partner HSOL will give a short oral presentation on “Accountability and Transparency through Water-Energy-Food Nexus Accounting in Central Asia” (EGU22-7012) in Session HS5.1 “Water resources policy and management – managing trade-offs at the nexus between water, food, energy and the environment” (room 3.29/30) on Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:42 CEST. Read more about this contribution here.

 

Further information on the conference website: https://www.egu22.eu/

HyPeak webinar “Sustainable Hydropeaking Management”

30 March 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 CEST, online

 

The HyPeak research network is organising a webinar series around the topic of hydropeaking. The webinars will take place every second month to share relevant knowledge about hydropeaking issues and foster knowledge exchange and discussions. Attendance is free of charge.

 

Registration: Please register here at least one day before the webinar. (if you cannot register via the Google form, please send an email to hypeaknetwork@gmail.com)

 

The zoom-link to the webinar will be shared with you after your registration.

 

The 2nd webinar of this series will take place on 30 March 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 CEST.

 

The HyPeak network has been created to enrich international research initiatives and support hydropower planning and policy. In this webinar, discussions about emerging best management practise regarding hydropeaking mitigation in line with European policy guidelines are initiated.

Programme

 

Keynotes:

 

Dr. Lorenzo Gorla (BAFU/Switzerland): “Hydropeaking mitigation and
management in Switzerland”, (20 min)

 

Katarina Vartia (SWAM/SE, WG ECOSTAT), Jeanne Boughaba (DG ENV/EU
COM) & Jo H. Halleraker (NTNU/NO, CIS ATG HYMO): “Required mitigation
measures to address hydropeaking in line with EU guidelines”, (20 min)

 

Moderator: Professor Ramon J. Batalla (Universitat de Lleida/ES)

 

 

Relevant links:

 

Further webinar dates

 

8th June 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 (CEST) – “Effects of Hydropeaking on bio-physical Processes”

 

 

About HyPeak

 

The HyPeak research network was established in 2020 to encourage integrated interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge to address the complex challenges of hydropeaking in a changing world with an increasing flexible energy demand. Hydro4U partner BOKU is a member of this network.

 

HyPeak’s vision is to bring together a reference group of experts to support evidence-based legislation at different levels (from national to international) and to enhance the value of the interaction between hydropeaking research and policy.

 

You will find more information about the HyPeak network on the follwing webpages, where also the presentations from the webinars will be uploaded:

 

Hydrology Day 2022

22-23 March 2022, Garching (Munich), Germany

 

On 22 and 23 March 2022, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) will jointly organise the Hydrology Day 2022 under the motto: “In Transition – Climate, Water and Society Processes – Methods – Communication”

Not least the extreme flood and drought events in Europe, but also the sixth assessment report of the IPCC have clearly shown us that water resources and social action are interdependent and influence each other. Under the guiding theme “Water and Society”, the following scientific questions will be addressed:

  • Modelling and prediction of extreme events
  • Non-stationary behaviour of hydrological processes
  • Water-Food-Energy Nexus

 

Further information: https://tdh2022.hydrologie.ed.tum.de/

Workshop on the assessments and benefits sharing in the context of the Water-Food-Energy-Climate NEXUS in Shakhimardan river basin

9 March 2022 in Ferghana, Uzbekistan (hybrid event)

 

A workshop on the assessments and benefits sharing in the context of the Water-Food-Energy-Climate NEXUS in Shakhimardan river basin will be held on March 09, 2022 in Ferghana city. The event is organised by the International Water Management Institute Office for Central Asia (One CGIAR), ‘UZBEKGIDROENERGO’ JSC, and ‘TIIAME’ NRU under  the Hydro4U project in order to discuss with local stakeholders about the importance of understanding the nexus between Water-Energy-Food and Climate with regard to the installation of Small Hydro Power (SHP).

 

Hydro4U partners will contribute to the workshop with the followig topcis:

Hydro4U project coordinator TUM will be contributing to the Welcome speech.

IWMI will present different approaches to assess and analyse the water-food energy-ecosystems nexus and the experience from their application as well as findings and lessons learned from river basin nexus assessments.

TIIAME NRU will do a presentation on the assessment of the anthropogenic impact of the Shakhimardansoy River on ecosystems within WEFE NEXUS.

Hydro4U project partner hydrosolutions Ltd will present an innovative, fact-based WEF Nexus monitoring system for small hydropower.

 

The wokshop will also give the opportunity to discuss with local stakeholders about different topics related to the nexus between Water-Energy-Food and Climate with regard to the installation of Small Hydro Power (SHP).

Renexpo Interhydro

3-4 March 2022, Salzburg, Austria

 

European meeting point of the hydropower industry

The industry experts meet at the hub between Eastern and Western Europe. The fair shows what contribution hydropower makes to a safe, sustainable, affordable and climate-neutral energy supply. In 2022, Europe’s meeting point for hydropower will again offer a unique platform for knowledge transfer, exchange of experience and new contacts.

 

Hydro4U project coodinator Technical University of Munich (TUM) will present the project at the event.

 

Further information: https://www.renexpo-interhydro.eu

Online International Conference –
THE SILK ROAD OF KNOWLEDGE: SCIENCE MEETS GREEN POLICY

23-25 February 2022, online

 

Within the framework of the ‘Green Central Asia’ Initiative, the Kazakh-German University is organising the international conference – “The Silk Road of Knowledge: Science Meets Green Policy”. The conference will contribute to the exchange of existing scientific knowledge in Central Asia, thus supporting the development of policy proposals for decision makers in the region.

 

Objective of the conference: the conference aims at providing innovative solutions for the five Central Asian economies (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan).

 

A high level session will be attended by the ministries of Germany and Central Asia.

 

The thematic sessions will be covering: climate security; disaster risk reduction and adaptation; water resources and water security in Central Asia; satellite data and digitalisation for optimising water distribution in the Aral Sea Basin; small scale renewable energy generation; sustainable soil management in steppe ecosystems; water, sanitation and gender; resource-saving production logistics.

 

Policy briefs will be presented during the thematic sessions.

Scientists are invited to submit working papers for each thematic sessions via the registration form.

 

Targeted audience: policymakers, sectoral experts from governmental institutions and ministries, environmental scientists interested in scientific exchange, representatives of private sector, business sector, young scientists.

 

Language of the conference: English, Russian.

 

Registration is open until 20 February 2022. Please click here to register.

 

Further information:

Conference website: http://conference.academic-waters.org/

Event information by Green Central Asia:

EN: http://greencentralasia.org/en/posts/1603259067/1028

RU: http://greencentralasia.org/en/posts/1603259067/1027

HyPeak webinar “Hydropeaking impacts and mtigation in the Alps”

9 Februrary 2022, 16:30-18:30 CET, online

 

The HyPeak research network is organising a webinar series around the topic of hydropeaking. The webinars will take place every second month to share relevant knowledge about hydropeaking issues and foster knowledge exchange and discussions. Attendance is free of charge.

 

Registration: Please register here at least one day before each webinar.

 

The zoom-link to the webinar will be shared with you after your registration.

 

The 1st webinar of this series will take place on 9 Februrary 2022, 16:30-18:30 CET.

Programme

 

Moderator: Jo H. Halleraker (NTNU)

 

16:30 Updates from the HyPeak research network by core group (M. Alp, M. Noack, M. C. Bruno, R. Casas-Mulet & I. Boavida)

 

You will get to know more about: HyPeak survey, RRA special issue on innovation in hydropeaking research, new membership and further plans.

 

16:45Hydropeaking research and mitigation in Austria – status and future perspectives seen from a hydrologist” by Dipl. Ing. Franz Greimel, Inst of Hydrobiology and water management at BOKU (Austria)

 

Relevant links and further information:

 

  • Greimel et al (2016). A method to detect and characterize sub-daily flow fluctuations. Hydrol. Process. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10773
  • Greimel et al (2018). Hydropeaking Impacts and Mitigation. In Riverine Ecosystem Management: (editors S. Schmutz and J. Sansimir), Aquatic Ecology Series 8, Springer. DOI; 10.1007/978-3-319-73250-3_5
  • CV and publication of Franz Greimel (BOKU) https://boku.ac.at/en/personen/person/3C48FE5EB192E42C

 

17:30 What fish wants – last chance for Tyrol’s Inn River.

A film-documentary about hydropeaking and other challenges for the grayling and other species in the river Inn (Tyrol, Austria) made by filmmaker Christoph J. Walder (EcoTone)

 

A 58 minute film about What Fish Want. This documentary film examines the life and behaviour of the fish in the Inn River (Austria). It also explores the reasons for the dramatic disappearance of vast numbers of the river‘s inhabitants. The film documents the largely unknown but significant effects of hydropower on the underwater world and accompanies conservationists and fishermen in their attempt to make the Inn a diverse and liveable river again.

Further webinar dates

 

30th March 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 (CEST) – “Sustainable Hydropeaking Management”

8th June 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 (CEST) – “Effects of Hydropeaking on bio-physical Processes”

 

 

About HyPeak

 

The HyPeak research network was established in 2020 to encourage integrated interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge to address the complex challenges of hydropeaking in a changing world with an increasing flexible energy demand. Hydro4U partner BOKU is a member of this network.

 

HyPeak’s vision is to bring together a reference group of experts to support evidence-based legislation at different levels (from national to international) and to enhance the value of the interaction between hydropeaking research and policy.

 

You will find more information about the HyPeak network on the follwing webpages, where also the presentations from the webinars will be uploaded:

 

Enhancing water resources management in the shared Karatag Basin: Building shared data sets and strengthening institutional coordination

The International Water Management Institute is organizing a training within the framework of IWMI’s International Science and technology Center (ISTC)’s on ‘Assessment of Water resources using Earth Observation (EO) project and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Global Partnership for Sustainable Cooperation on Shared Waters projects.

 

IWMI jointly with other projects is organizing a workshop on the topic: “Enhancing water resources management in the shared Karatag Basin: Building shared data sets and strengthening institutional coordination”.

 

You can meet Oyture Anarbekov (IWMI) and Bakhtiyor Karimov (TIIAME), they will both be speakers.

 

Date: November 29 -December 02, 2021

 

Venue: Atlas Hotel, 32, Nisor Muhammad Street 3/4, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 

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Hydro4U official kick-off meeting

The Hydro4U project organises together with CINEA a public kick-off meeting (virtual) on sustainable small-scale hydropower in Central Asia.

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