IAHR Global Online Dialogue on Water Engineering Pathways Towards Net Zero

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IAHR Global Online Dialogue
Water Engineering Pathways Towards Net Zero

8:30am New York | 12:30noon UTC | 1:30pm Madrid | 8:30pm Beijing
Thursday, 28 March 2024

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We are honored to have some of the world's top scholars and researchers in the webinar:

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Stefan Uhlenbrook

Anthony Slatyer

Anthony Slatyer

Tomasz Kolerski

Tomasz Kolerski

Roberto Ranzi

Roberto Ranzi

Gabriele Freni

Gabriele Freni

Daisuke Nohara

Daisuke Nohara

Ellis Penning

Ellis Penning

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Michele Mossa


Elpida Kolokytha

Elpida Kolokytha


Water has long been acknowledged as a key element in the effects of climate change and as a crucial aspect in mitigation and successful adaptation, where it can operate as both an enabling and a limiting factor.

Hydraulic infrastructures undoubtedly serve as the basis for hydropower systems, navigation, flood prevention, wastewater treatment, and water delivery all over the world. This puts hydraulic structures and engineering at the center of the discussion of a rapidly changing world, where water must be put at the heart of climate action.

Water-wise mitigation is the only way to accomplish the goals of Paris Agreement, the implementation of SDG6 and other related SDGs.

IAHR is organizing a webinar under the title: "Water Engineering pathways towards net zero" to discuss and identify what we know and don't know about opportunities and threats associated to water engineering that need to be evaluated to guarantee that mitigation efforts can be sustainable. This online event brings together global leaders and experts to provide insight into knowledge gaps, opportunities and ways forward to achieve “net zero”.

Based on decades of research and scientific dissemination, IAHR experts from different TCs will share perspectives and stress the need for further studies on critical water-related issues to convey the interdependency between water and climate change mitigation.

Time in Different Zones

This event will be held on Thursday 28 March 2024 at:

  • 08:30-10:00 New York Time

  • 12:30-14:00 UTC Time

  • 13:30-15:00 Madrid Time

  • 20:30-22:00 Beijing Time

More local time can be found by clicking here.


Introductory remarks (5 mins)

Speakers (7 mins each)

  • Stefan Uhlenbrook | Director, Hydrology, Water Resources and Cryosphere Branch, WMO
    Study on Water Requirements of Climate Mitigation Measures

  • Anthony Slatyer | Founding Member, Water Policy Group
    Water and Climate Change Mitigation Inter-Dependencies

  • Tomasz Kolerski | Chair, IAHR Technical Committee on Ice Research and Engineering
    Ice research and engineering in relation to water and climate mitigation measures

  • Roberto Ranzi | Chair, IAHR Technical Committee on Climate Change Adaptation
    The role of interaction between river dynamics and the terrestrial ecosystem on the global carbon cycle

  • Gabriele Freni| Chair, IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics
    Climate change impact on urban water distribution and urban water demand (including the urban water–energy nexus)

  • Daisuke Nohara | IAHR Technical Committee on Water Resources Management
    Interdependencies between water and climate change mitigation in hydropower energy production by reservoirs

  • Ellis Penning | Chair, IAHR Working Group on Nature Based Solutions
    Nature-based solutions, a powerful “option” delivered by ecosystems

  • Michele Mossa | Chair, IAHR Technical Committee on Eco-hydraulics
    Energy supply from sea waves, currents, and tides

Panel discussion (Panelist sharing, 2-3 mins each)

Closing remarks (5 mins)

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