International Summer School “Monitoring and early warnings in biodiversity governance”

Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), with the support from the Erasmus+ Jean-Monnet program of the European Union, is organising the international summer school “Monitoring and Early Warnings in Water Governance” in July 10–23, 2017.

Water governance involves significant analytical and normative uncertainty not at least due to complex biophysical set-ups, such as interdependencies between land- and water-use, complex institutional networks, and different upstream and downstream challenges. In order to steer progress towards sustainable development goals (SDGs), of which many relate directly or indirectly to water, governance actors require effective science-policy interfaces capable of timely recognition and communication of early warnings, backed by effective monitoring networks, including citizen science arrangements.
This summer school will build research capacity and strengthen science-policy interactions for addressing these issues in Siberia and beyond. The target audience are early-stage researchers, civil servants and NGO activists involved in the management of freshwater ecosystems. The focus will be on monitoring, reporting and verification systems for water and ecosystem governance, recognition of early warnings and development of science-policy interfaces. This discussion will be primarily based on the EU experience. It will be analysed for its applicability in Russian (in particular Siberian) socio-economic, political and biophysical context.

The school will be held at the Baikal Lake and the Krasnoyarsk water reservoir (Sea of Krasnoyarsk) in Russia. The participants will be engaged in group projects on a specific water/aquatic ecosystem-related issue in relation to the SDG agenda; the locations provide reach opportunities for setting-up case studies encompassing the range of topics.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master,PhD,Other
Language of instruction
InstitutionSiberian Federal University
Begin date10.07.2017
End date23.07.2017
Registration deadline28.04.2017
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental scienceEnvironmental protection technologyNatural environments and wildlifeEnvironmental protection (others)
Teaching placeKrasnoyarsk, Russia
Tagsfield schoolsummer schoolbiodiversitygovernancemonitoringlandscape
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