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Panta Rhei Symposium

10 - 11 July 2023 at GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany

The Symposium brings together hydrologists, engineers, social scientists and practitioners working on water-related issues from around the world to celebrate the achievements of the IAHS scientific decade of research on Panta Rhei – Change in Hydrology and Society (2013-2022). Key results on the improved understanding of the processes governing the changing dynamics of human-water systems will be presented and the way forward will be discussed.

During the meeting the Panta Rhei Synthesis book "Coevolution and Prediction of Coupled Human-Water Systems" will be launched.


Important dates

Abstract Submission closed

Registration deadline: 1. June 2023 

Keynote speaker:

Johan Rockström - Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth Science at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Fuqiang Tian - Professor at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Tsinghua University, China and Editor-in-chief of the IAHS Panta Rhei synthesis book

Manuela Brunner – Assistant professor for Hydrology and Climate Impacts at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research (WSL)

Joerg Niewoehner - Director of the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems and Head of Department European Ethnology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany



Chair of the organising committees:  Heidi Kreibich

Scientific organising committee: Christophe Cudennec, Berit Arheimer, Günter Bloeschl, Giuliano di Baldassarre, Fuqiang Tian, Anne van Loon

Local organising committee:  Astrid Krahn, Sergiy Vorogushyn, Tobias Krüger, Bruno Merz


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