51st virtual International Symposium on Hydraulic Engineering AachenCopyright: IWW
Topic: Adaptation of water ressource management to climate change: challenges, possibilities and objectives
Date: 7th Januar 2021
51st vIWASA - Adaptation of water ressource management to the climate change: Challenges, opportunities and goals
The effects of climate change are already visible these days. In the future, we expect the man-made climate change to increase even further resulting in great challenges for the management of water ressources. Flooding and heavy rainfall as well as droughts, low waters and decresing groung water levels are main objects of concern in this development. We already need to work on these challenges. The questions, what effects the climate change will have and how we can adapt water ressources management and its infrastructures sustainably to these effects, are getting more important every day. And it will be a task for the generations of water ressources managers to come. The 51st vIWASA will focus on the current state of knowledge concerning the climate change, on the questions how the climate will change in the next decades and especially how this will affect hydrology.
IWASA goes digital: The 51st International Symposium on Hydraulic Engineering celebrated its successful online premiere on 07 January 2021!
Special times call for special concepts: Thus, this year's 51st IWASA on the topic of "Adaptation of water ressource management to climate change: challenges, opportunities and goals" was not held as the usual two-day event at the Aachen Technology Centre, but for the first time as a virtual conference. About 500 participants followed the four-hour programme, which included lectures with interactive participation, impulse statements and short video contributions on research projects and from companies in the sector.
Even though the overall response to the event was very positive, we naturally hope to be able to welcome the participants in person again next year in Aachen.