The “Karlsruher Flussgebietstage” is a biannual international symposium held at the Institute of Water and River Basin Management (IWG) of KIT.
The symposium is a platform for the scientific exchange on specific issues of river basin management.
The forthcoming meeting in 2013 will focus on solids in river basins. Solids play an important role in both ecosystems and techno sphere. They serve as transport vehicle for various pollutants and directly influence water quality, habitat conditions and biogeochemical cycles.
The impact on river ecosystems is largely determined by the sources and rate at which solids are delivered to surface water bodies, their residence time in the river systems and their physico-chemical composition.
Thus the “Karlsruher Flussgebietstage 2013” will be centered on sources and transport processes of solids and particulate contaminants in river basins, considering modeling approaches, data availability, new monitoring techniques and management strategies.