GWSP Archive: Programme – Block 2 Summer Academy

 2014 Conference Banner-Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

May 22: Day 5, Summer Academy
Moderation: Jan Leentvaar

09:00 – 09:15
Introduction, Jan Leentvaar                   

Welcome and introduction of academic committee      

09:15 – 09:45

Marion Davis (Title tbc)

09:45 – 10:15
Best Practice by Aditi Mukherji (ICIMOD)
“How can your research make a change”
To set the stage, we will look at a best practice example of how to communicate your science in a way that makes it relevant to the outside world. Aditi Mukherji will give you insights on how she managed to get her message on Nexus topics across to both media and policy.

10:30 – 13:00
Presentations and Discussions on Themes 1 and 2
In the presentation slots, participants will be given the chance to present their papers in a short scientific talk (10 minutes). The faculty and fellow participants will then be giving feedback on how well the topic was presented to the interdisciplinary scientific audience.

Theme 1: Governance and Society in the Nexus

Animesh K. Gain – The water, energy and food security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh

Johannes Halbe – Governance of Innovations towards Sustainable Development – The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Cyprus

Arvind Kumar – Implementing the Nexus of Water, Energy & Food at the Trans-boundary Basin Management level in the Himalayan Region of South Asia: Challenges and Solutions

Christian Stein – Advancing the water-food-energy nexus: social networks and institutional interplay in the Blue Nile

Theme 2: Ecosystems and the Nexus

Sarah Czunyi and Linda Juhász-Horváth – Application of the WEF-nexus approach in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nazmul Huq – Institutions for Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) to Flooding: A Case Study in Cumbria County, England

Julie Snorek – The role of institutions in divergent adaptation:  A case study from three rainfall zones of Niger

Holm Voigt – Trees as tools for the WEF nexus: A comparative example of research from the lower reaches of the Amu Darya

14:00 – 16:30
Presentations and Discussions on Themes 3 and 4
Now the second half of short talks (10 minutes) will be given, followed by  feedback from the faculty and fellow participants.

Theme 3: Agriculture and the Nexus

Eefje Aarnoudse – The effect of water scarcity on farmers’ crop choice: Evidence from an inland river basin in North West China

Maksud Bekchanov – How efficient is water use efficiency for determining crop water allocation decisions?

Joseph Thokozani Mwale – Bio-Fuel Feedstock Production and its Implications for Agricultural Water Use in Zambia

S. Subramanian – Demystifying the Energy-Water-Soil-Food Nexus in Indian agriculture

Theme 4: Energy and the Nexus

Edward A. Byers – A policy oriented sensitivity analysis of cooling water consumption for low-­‐carbon energy pathways

Arthur Chan – Characterization and Interventions of the WEF Nexus

Irene T. Okioga – Energy Goals and Target Setting for Combined Heat and Power Systems

Phimthong Kouangpalath – Topic: Water governance and management in multipurpose hydropower and irrigation schemes: Case study of the Nam Mang 3 Project in Lao PDR

17:00 – 18:30
Discussion and Wrap Up                      

To close the first day, we will recapitulate what we have heard and learned and how that will be taken up on the second and third day. The participants will decide which target group they what to tailor their presentation to for the last day (policy makers, media representatives, pupils)

Afterwards, we will have time for dinner and socializing.

May 22: Day 5, Summer Academy

Moderation: Jan Leentvaar

09:00 – 11:00
Group Work on Papers with Tutors
After a brief introduction of what you can expect from Day 5 and how it links to Days 4 and 6 you, one fellow student and your tutor will be given time to sit together and intensively work on your paper.

11:15 – 12:45
Elisabeth Krüger & Raymond Siebrits: Ways of Communicating Science to different Audiences
This session will prepare you by hands-on exercises of how different communication channels and methods can be used in an effective way. Exercises involving preparing mock radio interviews, mass media writing and policy briefs will be facilitated.

13:45 – 15:15
Individual Work on Presentations
Working Space will be provided and your tutors will be available for you in case you need support while working on your presentation for the next day.

15:30 – 17:00
Group Work on Presentations with Communication Specialists “How to communicate my own work to the outside world?”
In this session, you will get detailed input from a communication expert who will support you in fine-tuning your presentation from the day before so that your message gets across to non-scientists as well. You can choose from three different potential audiences: pupils, media or decision-makers.

17:00 onwards
Discussion and Wrap Up
All remaining questions will be clarified and the tasks for the next day explained in detail before participants will go off to individual work.

May 23: Day 6, Summer Academy
Moderation: Jan Leentvaar

09:00 – 10:30

Group 1: Communicating Science to Decision-Makers
The first group has the task to present their research so that decision-makers understand the results and their policy implications. A discussion follows all three Group presentations.

11:00 – 12:30
Group 2: Communicating Science to the Media  

Group 2 needs to present their research in a way that the media find it interesting, e.g. in the form of a press conference. 

13:30 – 15:00
Group 3: Communicating Science to Pupils
The last group had the task to present their research in front of a classroom. The task here is to make clear what the research is about and what is important about it while keeping the language very simple.

15:30 – 16:30
Closing Ceremony
In the last session, we will summarize what has been learned and we will award all participants with a Certificate. Finally, we will celebrate our joint success!