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Sustainability in River Basins - A Question of Governance

International Autumn Academy

06 December 2004  -  08 December 2004

Organised by:
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOeW), Berlin
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin

Supported by:
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn
Ecological Economy Foundation (SÖW), Hanover

"Corporate Governance" so far predominantly refers to the responsibilities of the management towards their shareholders. This interpretation seems to be too narrow, not only in the light of the various corporate scandals of the past years, but also against the background of growing corporate power and scope, which particularly transnational corporations (TNCs) have gained in the course of liberalisation and globalisation. At the same time state autonomy and power are regarded as being declining, and governance deficits concerning environmental protection and sustainability can be witnessed. As a consequence, corporations are increasingly requested to take societal responsibility, in order to maintain their "licence to operate" and their societal legitimisation. At the summer academy, international experts discussed instruments of governance systems for sustainability including corporate self control, control by civil society, and background control by the state, particularly addressing the interfaces between them.


Monday, December 6, 2004

Managing Natural Resources: Integrated Approaches

10.30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee

11.00 a.m.
ALEXANDRA DEHNHARDT, THOMAS KORBUN
Welcome and Introduction to Workshop

11.15 a.m.
ALEXANDRA DEHNHARDT, ULRICH PETSCHOW
Governance in River Basins

11.45 a.m.
Dr. JOUNI PAAVOLA
Broadening Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues: The Contributions of Institutional Economics and Ecological Economics

12.30 p.m.
Lunch

1.45 p.m.
Round Table
The Ecosystem Approach: Conceptual Issues and Implementation

JUTTA STADLER
The Ecosystem Approach of the CBD and its Applicability to River Basin Management – A brief Introduction

Dr. FELIX MÜLLER
Indicating Ecosystem Health and Integrity

ALEX INMAN
Practical Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach: The Westcountry Rivers Trust

3.30 p.m.
Coffee Break

3.50 p.m.
Prof. HANS BRESSERS
Integrated Regimes for Natural Resource Management: What is needed and does it work?

4.35 p.m
Prof. ANDREAS ERNST
Psychological Determinants of Common Resource Use

5.20 p.m.
RUTGER VAN DER BRUGGE
Transitions to sustainable Water Management

End of Conference Day


Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Integration of Different Disciplinary Approaches and Practical Experience

8.45 a.m.
Dr. JOACHIM BLATTER
Political Science Perspectives on Governance of Transboundary Watercourses: Sovereignty, Games, Advocacy-Coalitions and Symbols

9.30 a.m.
Dr. URS FISCHBACHER
Social Norms and Human Cooperation

10.15 a.m.
Coffee Break

10.35 a.m.
INES DOMBROWSKY
Institutional Arrangements for River Basin Management - ATheoretical Perspective

11.20 a.m.
Dr. KARL BRUCKMEIER
Sustainable Coastal Zone Managment from a Transdiciplinary Human Ecology Perspective

12.05 p.m.
Lunch

12.45 p.m.
Guided Excursion to the Müggelspree River and Visit at the Leibnitz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Prof. FRANK KIRSCHBAUM, THORSTEN WEIDNER
Restoration Projects and the Re-Introduction of the European Sturgeon

5.00 p.m.
Coffee Break

5.30 p.m.
Round Table
River Basin Management: Experience from the US and Europe

Prof. STEPHEN BORN
Governance Issues in River Basins: Lessons from Experience in the USA

N.N. (t.b.a.)*
European Perspectives on River Basin Management: An Overview

Dr. JOACHIM BLEY
River Basin Management in Europe-International Cooperation in Rhine River Basin District triggered by EU-Water Framework Directive

End of Conference Day


Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Implementing the WFD: Knowledge Bases, Participation and Economics

9.00 a.m.
Dr. DANIEL PETRY
Institutional Change in River Basins initiated by WFD Implementation

9.45 a.m.
JÖRN MÖLTGEN, REINER BORCHERT
Knowledge Modelling and Decision Support in the Water Domain

JÖRG DIETRICH
Interactive Multi-Criteria Analysis for Integrated River Basin Management - the Werra Case Study

10.40 p.m.
Coffee Break

11.00 a.m.
Dr. KIRSTY BLACKSTOCK
Scottisch Experiences: Lessons to learn for Stakeholder Involvement in River Basin Planning

11.45 a.m.
Prof. ROLF-ULRICH SPRENGER
Decision Support Systems and Public Participation: Fighting the Autism of Modellers - the Case of the Glowa Danube Project

12.30 p.m.
Lunch

1.30 p.m.
Dr. THOMAS BERGER
Multi-Agent Modelling and Governance of Natural Resource Systems

2.15 p.m.
Prof. HANSJÖRG KÜSTER
Human-Nature-Interactions in River Basins in the Baltic Sea Region

3.00 p.m.
Dr. PIERRE STROSSER
Implementing the Economic Elements of the Water Framework Directive - Issues and Options

3.45
ALEXANDRA DEHNHARDT, JESKO HIRSCHFELD
Final Summary, Discussion and Suggestions for further Research

End of the Autumn Academy

*to be announced
**to be confirmed

Here you can download the complete conferencereader or choose material of individual participants.

Dr. THOMAS BERGER
Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
Bonn (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Multi-Agent-Modelling and Governance of Natural Resources

Dr. KIRSTY BLACKSTOCK
Socio-Economic Research Programme, The Macaulay Institute
Aberdeen (UK)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Scottish Experiences: Lessons to learn for stakeholder involvement in River Basin Planning

Dr. JOACHIM BLATTER
Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz
Konstanz (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Political Science Perspectives: Sovereignty, Games, Networks and Symbols

Dr. JOACHIM BLEY
Ministerium für Umwelt und Verkehr Baden-Wuerttemberg
Stuttgart (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive

REINER BORCHERT
Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster
Münster (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Knowledge Modelling and Decision Support in the Water Domain

Prof. STEPHEN BORN
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin (USA)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Governance Issues in River Basins - Lessons from USA
Report from the Madison Watershed Workshop:
New Watershed Initiatives

Prof. HANS BRESSERS
Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, University of Twente
Enschede (NL)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Integrated Regimes for Natural Resource Management: What is needed and does it work?

Dr. KARL BRUCKMEIER
Human Ecology Section, Göteborg University
Göteborg (SE)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Sustainable Coastal Zone Management from a Transdisciplinary Human Ecology Perspective Perspective

ALEXANDRA DEHNHARDT
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOEW)
Berlin (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Governance in River Basins

JÖRG DIETRICH
Institute for Hydrology, Water Management and Environmental Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Bochum (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract

INES DOMBROWSKY
UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
Leipzig (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Institutional Arrangements for River Basin Management –A Theoretical Perspective

Prof. ANDREAS ERNST
Centre for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel
Kassel (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Psychological Determinants of Common Resource Use

Dr. URS FISCHBACHER
Insitute für Empirical Research in Economics, Zurich University of Zurich
Zurich (CH)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Social Preferences and Human Cooperation

JESKO HIRSCHFELD
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOEW)
Berlin (D)
Presentation: Socio-economic Analysis within an Interdisciplinary Spatial Decision Support System

ALEX INMAN
Westcountry Rivers Trust/Tamar Consulting
Lifton, Devon (UK)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Practical Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach: The Westcountry Rivers Trust

THOMAS KORBUN
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOEW)
Berlin (D)

Prof. FRANK KIRSCHBAUM
Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei
Berlin (D)

Prof. HANSJÖRG KÜSTER
Institute of Geobotany, University of Hannover
Hannover (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Human-Nature-Interactions in River Basins in the Baltic Sea Region

JÖRN MÖLTGEN
Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI), University of Muenster
Muenster (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Knowledge Modelling and Decision Support in the Water Domain

Dr. FELIX MÜLLER
Ecology-Centre, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Kiel (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Indicating Ecosystem Health and Integrity

Dr. JOUNI PAAVOLA
Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia
Norwich (UK)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Broadening Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues: The Contributions of Institutional Economics and Ecological Economics

Dr. DANIEL PETRY
UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
Leipzig (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Institutional Change in River Basins

ULRICH PETSCHOW
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOEW)
Berlin (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Governance in River Basins

Prof. ROLF-ULRICH SPRENGER
Department for Environment, Regions und Traffic, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
München (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Decision Support Systems and Public Participation: Fighting the Autism of Professional Modellers - The Case of the Glowa-Danube Modelling Project

JUTTA STADLER
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Island of Vilm (D)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: The Ecosystem Approach of the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD)

Dr. PIERRE STROSSER
Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, ACTeon Consulting (D/F)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: Implementing the Economic Elements of the Water Framework Directive

RUTGER VAN DER BRUGGE
Knowledge Centre on System Innovations and Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam (NL)
Curriculum Vitae and Abstract
Presentation: The Water Transition

THORSTEN WEIDNER
Wasser- und Landschaftspflegeverband "Untere Spree"
Steinhöfel (D)

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