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Water platform 2011-2014

  1. 1. Platform Water Management in the Alps Presentation of the activities and proposal of the new mandate Martin Pfaundler, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (outgoing presidency) Riccardo Rigon, Trento University (incoming presidency) 51th Permanent Committee of the Alpine Convention Milano, 20 and 21th November 2012Monday, January 14, 13
  2. 2. Activities during the last two years - 1 acts as a network of experts sharing experiences by means of workshops (rather than scientific conferences => bringing together administrations, practitioners and stakeholders • Workshop Sediment Management Dec 2011 in Vienna, 50 participants • Workshop Hydropeaking June 2012 in Zurich, 70 participants • 4th Int. Conference on Water in the Alps « Sustainable Hydropower » Oct 2012 in Munich => for all of these events slides and summary papers on www.alpconv.orgMonday, January 14, 13
  3. 3. Activities during the last two years - 2 • Dissemination & promotion activities of the Common Guidelines on Small Hydropower • Platform meetings: > 1 formal meeting in Zurich (back to back to the hydropeaking workshop) > 1 „informal“ meeting (back to back to the Munich conference) to finalize the mandate > informal communications around the workshops > for the rest most of the communication and organizational aspects among the platform members takes place via email to safe resources and travel costsMonday, January 14, 13
  4. 4. Outlook on the next period - 1 • The practice to acts as a network of experts sharing experiences by means of workshops will be pursued. • Three workshops were established: • Local adaptation plans to climate change for water management: experiences and strategies in place, probably to be held in Aosta, March 2013 • Prevention of hydrological risks in the alpine area: the flood risk and the EU Directive 2007/60, autumn 2013, probably Brescia • River management and geological processes, to be held in Lyon in 2014Monday, January 14, 13
  5. 5. Outlook on the next period - 2 • 5th International Conference on Water in the Alps, Trento, autumn 2014 • These activities should allow us to deal with: - the appropriateness of the EU Directives for the alpine context; - the local adaptation to climate change.Monday, January 14, 13

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