ARID Cluster Web Site
 Home   The Projects   Conferences   Other Events   Project Meetings   Documents   Links 
La Palma Conference   ...
Sicily Joint Workshop...
Cyprus Conference
Conference Programme
Social Events

"Drought and Water Deficiency: From Research to Policy Making" - Conference Programme

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Introduction and Plenary Session

09.00 - 09.40

Welcome and Introduction 
Commissioners, Water Director, Minister

09.40 - 10.00

Challenges and opportunities for IWRM at the dawn of a new era
Dr. P. Balabanis, EC DG Research

10.00 - 10.20

Coping with drought - The experiences of Cyprus 
C. Omorphos, Executive Engineer, Water Development Department, Cyprus

10.20 - 10.40


10.40 - 11.00

Implementation of Articles 5 & 6 of the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC - The perspective from a semi-arid Mediterranean island 
C. Demetriou, Hydrologist, Water Development Department, Cyprus

11.00 - 11.20

Governance structure and environmental taxes as a policy instrument: the French experience
Prof. B. Barraque, CNRS Research Director, UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, French Commitee, President

11.20 - 11.40 Vulnerability of Mediterranean islands to increasing water stress and adaptation strategies
Prof. M. Lange and Dr.-Ing. A. Donta, Dipl. Biochem., Centre for Environmental Research, University of Muenster, Germany
11.40 - 12.00 Putting the WFD into practice: Strategy Formulation for IWRM under water scarcity conditions
Prof. D. Assimacopoulos, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
12.00 - 12.20 Governance regimes for responsive water management
Dr. S. Kuks, Senior Researcher, Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, University of Twente
12.20 - 12.40 Drought policy interfaces: from ideal to real
Prof. C. Karavitis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

12.40 - 14.40


Parallel Session A

Parallel Session B

14.40 - 15.00

Water management and agricultural practices on Mediterranean islands
Dr. K. Chartzoulakis, National Agricultural Research Foundation, Crete, Greece
An integrated modelling system to assess major hydrological processes on Mediterranean islands
Dr. R. Ragab, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,NERC, Oxon, UK 

15.00- 15.20

Freshwater management in Flanders, Belgium
Mr. S. Michielsen, MSc. Ing., Free University Brussels/Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium

SCAPT: a Strategic Catchment Analysis and Planning tool
Dr. S. Hallet, Principal Environmental Information Scientist, National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

15.20- 15.40

Water management strategies for Cyprus
Dr. I. Glekas, Aeoliki Ltd., Cyprus

Accounting for floods in IWRM
Prof. E. Todini, ProGeA S.r.L., Italy

15.40 - 16.00


16.00 - 16.20

Water conservation and water protection plan in Emilia-Romagna
Dr. G. Bortone, Ing. T. Draghetti, Environment Direction, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Sustainable development of water resources on small islands through making optimum use of local available water resources storage and renewable energy
Dr. de Vries A., Acacia Institute

16.20 - 16.40

Water management strategies for Ribeiras do Algarve, Portugal
Prof. R. Maia, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Water recycling and reuse - a water scarcity best practice solution
B. Durham, Alternative Water Resource Project Manager, Municipal Business Development Division, Veolia Water
16.40 - 17.00

Italian approach to water quantity aspects: National key studies
G. Monacelli, Italian Agency for Environmental Protection and Technical Services, and G. Pineschi, Italian Ministry of Environment

The reuse of treated urban wastewater: case studies in southern Italy
F. Melli, Technical Director, SOGESID
17.00 - 17.20

Case study of long term management of water in the Beauce aquifer: forecasting future supply and demand
G. Boinel, French Ministry of Environment

How to deal with irrigation demand in a context of water scarcity and water uncertainty: an example of combining tools in the Charente river basin in France
S. Loubier, N. Aubry, F. Christin, E. Giry, P. Garin, P.O. Malaterre, UMR G-Eau, Cemagref, France

17.20 - 17.40 Rural Development and Water Management
M. Cherlet, F. Bouraoui, G. Bidoglio, JRC, and G. Pineschi, Italian Ministry of Environment
Towards drought simulation on the European scale: Experiences with ERA40-driven LISFLOOD modelling results
S. Niemeyer, Floods and other Weather-Driven Natural Hazards, Land Management Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
17.40 - 18.00 Drought and Hydrological Indicator System in Spain
J. Mora, Water Directorate, Ministry of Environment, Spain and Javier Obarti, Consultant
Aquarec project seeks best water reclamation and reuse practice
C. Thoeye, Coordinator Research, Aquafin NV, Belgium



Friday, May 13th, 2005

Parallel Session C

Parallel Session D


Archaeological perspectives on the development of water exploitation strategies
Dr. A. Mihevc, ZRC SAZU, Institute of Karst Research, Slovenia

Principles and issues of irrigation with recycled effluents in Israel
Prof. E. Feinerman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Public attitudes towards water policy tools: A cross-cultural study
Prof. A. Aledo, Dept. of Sociology & Education, University of Alicante, Spain

Economic instruments for Integrated Water Resources Management in arid and semi-arid regions: Theory and applications
Dr. P. Koundouri, K. Karousakis, University College London, UK


Knowledge Integration: Why the whole is sometimes less than the sum of its parts
Dr. N. Winder, Senior Research Associate, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Economic modelling for water resources management
Prof. A. Xepapadeas, Dept. of Economics, University of Crete, Greece


Implementation of Water Reclamation and Reuse in Cyprus
M. Zachariou-Dodou, Chief Water Engineer, Water Development Department, Cyprus
Economic valuation methods for deriving economic values for integration in water resources management: Theory and applications
Dr. P. Koundouri, K. Karousakis, University College London, UK



Closing Session


Trans-border freshwater management in Europe within the framework of the WFD 2000/60
Prof. Y. Mylopoulos, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


The Cyprus experience in planning water resources management: Past and future
I. Iacovides, Water Development Department, Cyprus - Ret.


Characterisation of coupled socio-natural systems
Prof. A. Bonet, Dept. of Ecology, University of Alicante, Spain


Closing Plenary
Prof. E. Vlachos, Dept. of Sociology and Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, USA



ARID Cluster Web Site