Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article Type: Diary From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4
Coping with Global Change in Marine Social-ecological Systems
8-11 July 2008, Rome, Italy
The central goals of the symposium are to share experiences across disciplines and to identify key next steps and common elements and approaches that promote resilience of marine social-ecological systems in the face of global changes. This involves:
exploring conceptual issues relating to social-ecological responses in marine systems to global changes;
analysing case studies of specific examples of social-ecological responses in marine systems to significant environmental changes manifested locally;
synthesising the work of natural and social scientists and building comparisons of social-ecological responses in marine ecosystems subjected to major environmental variability;
developing innovative approaches to the use of science and knowledge in management, policy and advice; and
identifying lessons for governance for building resilient social-ecological systems.
Further details are available at: www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=846&nid=7720
11th International Conference on Urban Drainage
31 August-5 September 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland
The conference aims to inform urban drainage professionals, designers, practitioners and researchers of the latest advances, concepts, design and best practice across all technical, environmental, social and economic aspects of urban drainage. The conference themes are:
Water and society.
Hydrological processes and run-off.
Management of drainage near source.
New, novel and emerging technologies.
Data, instrumentation, monitoring and modelling.
Receiving water impacts.
Urban drainage in developing countries.
Further details are available at: www.icud.org/Conference-Themes-g.asp
Environmental Informatics and Industrial Ecology Conference
10-12 September 2008, Lüneburg, Germany
The EnviroInfo 2008 Conference will be held in Lüneburg, Germany on 10-12 September 2008. The event aims to facilitate the exchange of experience and know-how between academics, and professionals in this research field.
It will focus on “environmental informatics and industrial ecology”. This indicates that the conference also should make a contribution towards bringing together the different research communities and to stimulate inter- and trans-disciplinary collaboration and research projects in this field.
Further details are available at: http://enviroinfo2008.org
World Sustainable Building Conference
21-25 September 2008, Melbourne, Australia
The World Sustainable Building (SB) Conference series, which is held every three years, is the peak gathering of the world’s leading technical experts and researchers on sustainable built environments.
SB08 Melbourne will continue a traditional focus on technical developments and case studies. CSIRO (Australia’s national research organisation), leading universities and research groups in Australia and from around the world, are all expected to release new research.
Further details are available at: www.sb08.org
Fifth EMSU Conference “A new knowledge culture. Universities facing global changes for sustainability”
15-17 October 2008, Barcelona, Spain
The Fifth EMSU Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 15-17 October 2008 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, co-organized with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and RCE-Barcelona. The aim of the conference is to provoke debate on the role of the university in sustainability, particularly in the following five key areas of global change:
climate change and resource scarcity;
production and consumption systems;
governance and changing responsibilities;
poverty and equity; and
EMSU aims to consider these areas from the following key areas of activity in a university: teaching, research, internal management and relations with the community. To maximise participation and minimise its environmental impact, the conference offers opportunities to participate without travelling to Barcelona, including an online survey, workshops in different parts of the world and opportunities to connect to the final conference via the web.
For further information about the conference, the call for papers and other contributions please visit the web site: www.emsu.org