Programme at a Glance

Bringing the right people together and identifying the most important topics of discussion is only half the work in organizing a successful conference. How those discussions are structured will play a crucial role in achieving the desired outcomes. The aim of the organizers is to provide participants the opportunity to engage with the topic of the conference in a structured, innovative and thought-provoking manner. To this end, the Organizers of DNC2017 have prepared a preliminary schedule, based on much deliberation – particularly during the Programme Development Consultation Workshop in November 2015. A variety of both traditional and new session styles are combined in a schedule that ensures a harmonized discussion and synthesis of the daily content – through the keynote speeches and panel discussions on case studies in the plenary sessions. Simultaneously, the proposed schedule offers multiple opportunities for more intimate rigorous discussions in the parallel sessions and the roundtable discussions.

Below you will find a summary of the preliminary conference schedule at a glance.

Preliminary Programme

16 May 2017

16:30-18:00 Early Check-In: Pick-up Conference Materials and badge the afternoon before.

Day 1

17 May 2017

Opening (Details)
Introduction by Reza Ardakanian (United Nations University (UNU-FLORES)), Karl-Heinz Feger (TU Dresden), and Bernhard Müller (IOER).

Uwe Gaul, SMWK, State Secretary
Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, BMZ, Deputy Director General for Environment and Infrastructure
Frithjof Maennel, BMBF, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation

Keynotes (Details)
on Resilient Cities: “Water Investments: Fundamental Social Means for Adapting to Climate Change and Building Resilience in Our Cities”
Jerome Delli Priscoli, Chair of GWP Technical Committee

on Multifunctional Land-Use Systems: “Multifunctional Landscapes: Assessing the Interconnectedness of Water, Food, and Biodiversity”
Nicola Fohrer, Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Moderator: Wim van Vierssen, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, CEO

10:30-11:00 Break
Parallel Sessions (Details)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Parallel Sessions (Details)
Poster Session (Coffee Break)
Panel Discussion: Resilient Cities (Details)
Moderator: Fritz Holzwarth, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Rector

Case Studies:

Expert Commenters:

  • on Monitoring
    Rudolph Cleveringa, Global Water Partnership, Executive

  • on Implementation

    Ruth Erlbeck, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

18:30–20:00 Welcome Reception (Location: Dresden City Hall, Ballroom)

Day 2

18 May 2017

Keynotes (Details)
on Resilient Cities: “Making Cities Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable”
Eugenie Birch, Penn Institute for Urban Research

on Multifunctional Land-Use Systems: “The Importance of Sustainable Soil Management within Multifunctional Land-Use Systems for Achieving the SDGs”
Luca Montanarella, Scientific Action Leader, European Commission – Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Moderator: Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University, TEES Endowed Professor

10:00-10:30 Break
Parallel Sessions (Details)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
Parallel Sessions (Details)
Poster Session (Coffee Break)
Panel Discussion: Multifunctional Land-Use Sytems (Details)
Moderator: Nicola Fohrer, Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Case Studies:

Expert Commenters:

  • on Monitoring
    Rattan Lal, Ohio State University

  • on Implementation
    Ania Grobicki, Former Deputy Secretary General Ramsar Convention

Day 3

19 May 2017

Keynotes (Details)
Synthesizing Keynote Speeches on SDGs

“How to Accelerate Achieving SDGs? The Need for Integrated Analysis and Synthesis Across the 2030 Agenda”
Stefan Uhlenbrook, UNESCO WWAP, Director

“Key Strategies to Achieve the SDGs and Consequences for Monitoring Resource Use”
Stefan Bringezu, Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR)

Moderator: H.E. Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary, Director

10:00-11:00 World Café
11:00-11:30 Break
Conference Wrap-Up (Details)
Key Listener:
János Bogárdi, University of Bonn, DNC2017 International Scientific Advisory Committee Co-Chair
H.E. Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary, Director
Birguy Lamizana-Diallo, UN Environment, DNC2017 International Scientific Advisory Committee Co-Chair
Kwang Kook Park, Korea Environment Institute, President

Moderator: Reza Ardakanian, United Nations University (UNU-FLORES)

Closing (Details)
Jacob Rhyner, UNU, Vice-Rector in Europe
Hans Georg Krauthäuser, TU Dresden, Vice-Rector for Academic and International Affairs
Bernhard Müller, IOER, Director
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Excursions (Details)

DNC2017 Structural Overview