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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Presentation of the City of Leipzig as host of the WCC
Heiko Rosenthal, Deputy Mayor for Environment, Climate, Order and Sports, City of Leipzig

The answer is Leipzig

Lignite phase-out, structural change and post-mining landscapes. An overview for Germany and neighbouring states
Prof Dr Andreas Berkner, Head of Regional Planning Office, Regional Planning Association Leipzig-West Saxony

Reskilling Coal Communities to Remediate Coal Liabilities in Appalachia
Jacob Israel Hannah, Director of Conservation, Coalfield Development Corporation, Wayne, USA

Design of a lake landscape in the Rhenish lignite area due to the earlier closure of lignite mines
Michael Eyll-Vetter, Opencast Mining Development Division, RWE Power AG

Transformation: Industrial and Landscape Change
Rolf Schlottmann, Head of Department, Department of Planning West Saxony / Thuringia, Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (LMBV)

The role of water and hydric reclamations in the transformation of the Ústí Region
Dr Renata Eisenvortova, European Affairs Manager, 7group

Networked Lake Landscapes in Lusatia – Connectedness across National Borders
Dr Jochen Rausch, Lusatian Lakeland Association Saxony

Water plant management for improved water quality
Bengt Verworner, DBFZ German Biomass Research Centre

Aquathermal energy: sustainable heat source for the energy transition in the Netherlands
Marco van Schaik, Stichting Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer / Henk Looijen, senior advisor knowledge and innovation, Netwerk Aquathermie

From pits of sand and clay to dynamic environments for nature, recreation, tourism and culture
Igor Geubbelsmans, Director, Leisure Department, Provincie of Antwerp

Carbon neutrality and urban revitalization of canal cities in China
Wang Shi, Consultant of WCCO, Founder of Vanke Co., Ltd., Chairman of the Board, Vanke Foundation, China

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Challenges and effects of structural change for people
Dr Gabriela Lantzsch, Mayor, Municipality of Großpösna

Approach to Canals and Leisure
Catherine Topley, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Canals

Economic potential of water tourism in Germany
Robert Marx, President, German Marine Federation

MÖLBIS: “Our future has already begun” or “25 years of hope for this project”
Ditmar Haym, former Mayor, Mölbis (City of Rötha)

A city in the course of time
Heidrun Meyer, Mayor, City of Seeland

The new tourist model for the Elbląg Canal
Julia Wleklińska, Assistant Lec-turer, Faculty of Design Arts, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology

Perspectives of historical waterways in times of structural changes
Dr. Frank Thiel, President, International Association of Timber-Raftsmen (IATR), 1. Chairman, Timber Rafting Associaten Elsterfloßgraben

Fundamentals of Nautical Tourism & Potential Development in Serbia – Issues and Experiences, the life story of a nautical enthusiast
Rudy Van der Ween (Speaker), President, Inland Waterways International (IWI)
Krsta Pašković (Author), Council Member, Inland Waterways International (IWI)

Swim City
Film by Jürg Egli, filmmaker, Switzerland

Infrastructure challenges for water-based tourism in Germany
Gesa Schwoon, Head of division, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)

Developing Infrastructure for Successful Water Tourism: Best Practice from the WIN Region
Julia Pollok, Head of WIN-Project office Water Tourism Initiative North Brandenburg, WInTO GmbH

100 Years of the San Antonio River: From Flooding to the River Walk and Now a Return to Nature
Steve Graham, Director of External Communications, San Antonio River Authority (SARA)

Shipping versus water management – River Unstrut from history to present
Martina Große-Sudhues, Business Unit Manager, Business area Operation, Maintenance, Saxony-Anhalt State Flood Protection and Water Management Agency

Implementation of Nature-Based Flood Control Measures in Brno
Radim Vítek, Head of Urban Infrastructure & Bibiana Janebová, Team Leader PPO

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Life and Resilience – the Challenges on the Kerala Backwaters
Ar Latha Raman Jaigopal, President, CDD Society, India

Elbe/Labe – transboundary river with challenges in low and high water and with regard to all uses
Lubomir Fojtu, Director, Czech Waterways Directorate, Czech Republic

The redevelopment of the Karl Heine Canal from 1990 until 1996 – a success story up to today
Dr Erika Hoentsch, former Project Manager of the construction project

The connection to the seas – Only a dream?
Angela Zábojník, Head of Division, Division for Waters and River Development, Office for Green Spaces and Waters, City of Leipzig

Climate change in Central Germany – Recent years as an indicator for the near future?
Dominic Rumpf, Scientific Officer, Competence Center for Climate Change, State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Saxony (LfULG)

The water balance portal in Saxony
Karin Kuhn, formerly Head of Division, Division Surface Waters, Water Framework Directive, State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Saxony (LfULG)

There is water there is life – waterways as a drinking water resource for major cities
Hung Pham, Technical Director, AquaOne Cooperation, Vietnam

Bata Canal – from coal to tourism
Tomáš Kolařík, Head of journal Plavba a vodní cesty o.p.s

Impact of climate change on the flow conditions of the Elbe River
Dr-Ing Thomas Maurer, Head of Division, Division Water Balance, Forecasting and Prognosis, Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfWK)

Floodplain development and its multifunctional use – Is this possible?
Rayk Bergner, Mayor, City of Schkeuditz

Nature conservation assessment concept for water tourism use of opencast lakes
Prof Dr-Ing Jürgen Stamm, Chair Hydraulic Engineering, Dean Faculty Civil Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden

Positioning Waterways in Development Decision-Making: Evidencing Values
Nicki Schiessel Harvey, Inland Waterways Association; Water, Environment & Communities Group, Birmingham City University

Friday, June 3, 2022

"Fluid Thinking" – as a liberation to resilience and climate justice
Prof Dr Herbert Dreiseitl, Landscape architect, DREISEITL consulting GmbH

Emission-free operation of ferries – on the status of the electrification of shipping
Rainer Altmeppen, Segment Leader Ports & Maritime, STEMMANN-TECHNIK GmbH

PIANC WG 219: Guidelines for inland waterways infrastructure to facilitate tourism
Sharon Leighton, Vice-President, Inland Waterways International (IWI)

Improvement of wastewater-treatment and stormwater-management for better water quality in urban area waterways – Developments and experiences in Leipzig
Dr Ulrich Meyer, Chief Technology Officer, Leipzig Waterworks

Urban Waters. Modern water decentered
Prof Dr Ina Dietzsch, Institute for European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Philipps-University of Marburg

New life in the old docks and the re-opening of the Nederschelde in the city centre of Ghent
Rudy Van der Ween, President, Inland Waterways International (IWI); Promotor water tourism, City of Gent

Tbilisi – Sustainable Waterfront Revitalization Project
Giorgi Maisuradze & Iva Vasadze, Transport and Urban Development Agency (TUDA), City of Tbilisi

Rivers in metropolitan areas: Gateways to sustainability
Dr Christine Baumgärtner, Stuttgart Region Association

Modern waterways for traditional water tourism in Leipzig
Jens Betcke, häfner jiménez betcke jarosch landschaftsarchitektur gmbh

Global Water Partnership supports Armenia to achieve SDG 6 targets
Alisa Savadyan, Global Water Partnership Armenia

Brook Restoration with Citizens – Examples of the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg
Dr Ludwig Tent, Edmund Siemers-Foundation

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