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.
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
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!