Water Quality: a new challenge for global scale modelling

Starts:  Sep 18, 2017 12:00 AM (CET)
Ends:  Sep 21, 2017 4:00 PM (CET)


Water Quality: a new challenge for global scale modelling

18-21 September 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands



We are very excited to announce that we will be organising a workshop sponsored by the OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (OECD-CRP) entitled “Water Quality: a new challenge for global scale modelling”. This workshop will take place in Wageningen from the 18th to the 21st of September 2017. The objective of the workshop is to set an agenda for future modelling efforts that integrate our knowledge on global water quality modelling for various pollutants, in search for sustainable pathways for the long-term future. In this workshop we will discuss 1) the relevance of global water quality modelling for water security studies and sustainable development goals, 2) the current state-of-the-art (objectives, scales, etc.) of the available global water quality models, 3) common denominators, such as input and validation data, drivers (agriculture, sanitation), processes, hydrology, 4) joint development of ‘clean water scenarios’ to achieve sustainable water futures, and 5) knowledge exchange and lessons learnt. The programme has been set up around key-note presentations and provides ample time for discussion. A preliminary programme (with all key-note speakers confirmed) can be found on our website.


The workshop will be organised for a limited audience of 50 people only, including staff and PhD students, to enable open and fruitful discussions. We hope you are interested to join the workshop. You are cordially invited to email your name, contact details and a 100 word motivation on why you are interested to join the workshop to workshop.globalwaterquality@wur.nl. Please send your e-mail before the 24th of July. The 50 most relevant and best motivated contributions will be selected to attend the workshop.


The workshop will take place at Wageningen University. Lunches, welcome drinks and the workshop dinner will be included in the registration fee, which amounts to €300 for general participants and €200 for PhD students. We have a very limited number of pre-reserved rooms available in Wageningen at €75 per night, so please indicate whether you would like to book those (first come, first served), otherwise www.booking.com and Airbnb are your best bets for accommodation. Ede, Rhenen, Renkum, Doorwerth, etc. can be reached by bus. Travel information will be available closer to the date of the workshop on our website.

We are very much looking forward to a very exciting workshop. We hope to have you involved!


Nynke Hofstra, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University & Research

On behalf of the co-organisers: Carolien Kroeze, Martina Flörke, Michelle van Vliet, Emiel Spanier


Wageningen University