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STARS4Water Special Session in the 40th IAHR World Congress: Stakeholder driven unlocking of data for river basin management

August 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

According to IPCC, worldwide freshwater resources are under increasing pressures of rapidly intensifying climate change effects putting the availability and quality of water resources and socio-economic developments at risk. To face this, better quantitative assessments and projections of the impacts of climate change on the water resources availability and water-related risks for society, ecology and economic sectors are needed, and the activities of the STARS4Water project have the ambition to provide this (EU Grant Agreement 101059372). To this end, STARS4Water develops, delivers and demonstrates new data services and data-driven models for better supporting the decision making on planning on actions for adaptive, resilient and sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Focus of the STARS4Water special session:
During this special session we will have an interactive dialogue between the audience and members of the panel (representing the scientific and river basin organisations community) to discuss the (hampering) uptake of available global data sources (incl. remote sensing) into current river basin planning and climate adaptation studies on the river basin scale.

Based on several questions and propositions, we will discuss the needs of stakeholders in river basins and what knowledge and innovative developments are needed to unlock the full potential of new and under-used datasets that support their work and decision making. Four panellists are invited to provide their experience and knowledge on this topic. Audience members are invited to comment and formulate questions based on their own experiences.

The session starts with a short introduction of the ambition of the STARS4Water project and a sneak preview of the new metadataportal supporting river basin management that is under development in the project.

Session Programme:
To download the session programme click here.



August 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Deltares, BOKU, Rijkswaterstaat, Planet, INBO


Room 0.12 / 40th IAHR World Congress, Austria Centre,
Vienna, Austria + Google Map