ForumAlpinum 2018

Breitenwang, Austria
From: 04.06.2018 to: 06.06.2018

On the occasion of the Austrian Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps (ISCAR) is organizing the ForumAlpinum 2018 together with the 6th Water Conference of the Alpine Convention in Austria, with the support of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, the Province of Tyrol, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.

The ForumAlpinum 2018 will focus on water use. Changing environmental and climatic conditions as well as growing demand will likely lead to conflicts in water use and water management in the Alps. The ForumAlpinum will identify hot spots of water use and management in the Alps, will analyze target conflicts, assess their relevance in a regional, national and international context, and discuss possible solutions.

The ForumAlpinum will provide a platform for dialogue between scientists, practitioners and policy-makers to propose policy recommendations on priority topics. Plenary sessions and thematic workshops will focus on questions such as: What and where will the hotpots of conflicting water use be in future? To what extent does water use need to be adapted to changing availability or demand? Are there emerging conflicts in water use?

Registration opens on 1 February 2018, and the deadline to register is 25 March 2018. In case of questions, please contact

The ForumAlpinum 2018 and the 6th Water Conference are organized by ISCAR in cooperation with the Platform “Water management in the Alps” of the Alpine Convention and the Subgroup 3 “Integrated and sustainable water management” of Action Group 6 of the European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP).

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