M³ Workshop: June 14-15, 2012 in Germany/Cologne

Modelling pressures and impacts for WFD river basin management: Lessons learned and future prospects

Description

The M3 team is glad to announce its 2nd workshop on modelling tools. The workshop will be held on June 14th and 15th in Cologne. Six invited speakers will contribute to the 3 sessions on Pressure analysis, emission modelling and water quality modelling. The conference calls for active participation through presentations.

General information

Date
June 14-15, 2012 Cologne, Germany

Venue
Residenz am Dom
An den Dominikanern 6-8
50668 Cologne, Germany

Structure

Session 1: Pressure analysis revisited: Getting on target

A first pressure analysis had to be performed in 2004 for the WFD implementation and will soon have to be repeated for the second cycle. How useful were the approaches used in this early stage of the WFD implementation for the monitoring schemes and River basin management plans? The management of priority substances and other catchment specific pollutants was only marginally addressed in the first pressure analysis: how can stakeholders assess these pressures efficiently?

Session 2: Dynamic emission models: do they provide added value for WFD implementation?

Process-based, dynamic and spatially distributed emission models have a long history in academia but have only scarcely been adopted for WFD implementation by stakeholders. What is the added value of more differentiated models for management? Do the results outweigh the important calibration effort?

Session 3: Water Quality models & ecotoxicolgical effects: how to address all pressures

Eutrophication and oxygen depletion are standard features of water quality models. Can these simulations be linked to ecological status? Can the effects of micropollutants on biological river communities be integrated in Water Quality models?

Session 4: Round table 'Improving River basin management with modelling tools: prospects'

Round table with experts and stakeholders

Invited Speakers

Session 1:

  • Bob Harris, Catchment science, University of Sheffield

'Understand your problems before you try to fix them' - are we trying to fix the right things through River Basin Plans?

  • Hanna Andersson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Substance flow analysis for assessment of sources and pathways of priority substances.

Session 2:

  • Martin Volk, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Leipzig

Towards the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive? Lessons learned from nutrient simulations in watersheds with different conditions.

  • Manfred Kleidorfer, Unit of Environmental Engineering, University of Innsbruck

Modelling emissions from urban areas: random numbers or useful information?

Session 3:

  • Michael Rode, Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis Dept., UFZ Magdeburg

Modelling river water quality - do we integrate sufficient biological processes?

  • Roman Ashauer, Environmental Toxicology, EAWAG; Dübendorf, Switzerland

Ecotoxicological effects beyond EQS: Effect models for dynamic exposure situations

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Session 1:

  • Bob Harris, Catchment science, University of Sheffield, UK

'Understand your problems before you try to fix them' - are we trying to fix the right things through River Basin Plans?

  • Hanna Andersson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Substance flow analysis for assessment of sources and pathways of priority substances.

  • Jens Wunderlich-Pfeiffer, Erftverband, Bergheim, Germany

DatenFluss - A Load Simulation GIS

  • Guy Engelen, VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research Mol, Belgium

WEISS, a water emission inventory planning support system aimed at reducing the pollution of water bodies in Europe

  • Janelcy Alferes, modelEAU, Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux Université Laval, Canada

Continuous monitoring of river water quality using in situ monitoring station: efficient data quality assessment

  • Mustafa Demirci, Civil Engineering Dept., Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

Modeling suspended sediment yield using fuzzy logic

Session 2:

  • Martin Volk, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Leipzig, Germany

Towards the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive? Lessons learned from nutrient simulations in watersheds with different conditions.

  • Manfred Kleidorfer, Unit of Environmental Engineering, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Modelling emissions from urban areas: random numbers or useful information?

  • Jörg Klasmeier, Insitute of Environmental Systems Research, University Osnabrück, Germany

Geo-referenced exposure modeling of contaminants in river basins supports selection of mitigation strategies

  • Stefan Julich, CRP Henri Tudor, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg

Modeling of pesticide fate in a Luxembourgish catchment with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)

  • Uta Ulrich, University of Kiel, Germany

Monitoring and modeling herbicide loss dynamics

Session 3:

  • Michael Rode, Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis Dept., UFZ Magdeburg, Germany

Modelling river water quality - do we integrate sufficient biological processes?

  • Tom Gallé, CRP Henri Tudor, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg

Ecotoxicological effects beyond EQS: Dynamic exposure, mixtures and populations

  • Ekkehard Christoffels, Erftverband, Bergheim, Germany

DWA Water Quality Model - an instrument to support water management planning functions with the example of the Erft river

  • Janelcy Alferes, modelEAU, Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux Université Laval, Canada

An ecosystem model for predicting the effects of micropollutants on aquatic environments

  • Nele Schuwirth, EAWAG, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Modeling the community composition of macroinvertebrates in streams

Please contact the author for further information!

  • Roberta Carafa, CRP Henri Tudor, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg

Implementing macroinvertebrate index prediction in the ecotoxicological model AQUATOX

'Round table'

Coming soon!