IoS was particularly involved in the organisation of a Public Consultation held in Stockholm as a side event of the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Stakeholder Consultation held in October in Budapest, Hungary. Thanks to the support provided by EASA member, Prof. George Pethes, the meeting could be held in the premises of the Hungarian Academyof Science. 150 representatives of the European water industry, of water authorities, science and the EU Commission discussed the Vision Document and the Strategic Research Agenda developed by WSSTP. TECHNEAU – an EU funded Integrated Project IoS represented by Peter Wilderer joined the project advisory committee of the Integrated Project entitled “Technology Enabled Universal Access to Safe Water” (TECHNEAU) funded by the EU. Sustainable development of Mega Cities: case study Lima, Peru IoS became a member of the consortium which carries out a research project on “Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment in Megacities of Tomorrow – Concepts for Metropolitan Lima, Perú (LiWa)” financed be the German Federal Ministery of Education and Research (BMBF). Members of IoS andof EASA (Prof. Renn, Dr. Wichern, Hans Huber) are active in this consortium with additional sub-projects. One of the major goals of the project is development of a concept which may eventually lead to improvement of water supply and wastewater management in Lima. Strategies are to be developed which are tailored to the local situation. Solutions should meet the very local economic, social and ecological conditions. Art exhibition in Munich on “Mythos und Naturgewalt Wasser” (Myth and Power of Water) IoS participated in the development and presentation of an exhibition focusing on the expression of myth and power of water in art and in technology. The show was designed under the leadership of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung and in collaboration with the Munich-Re-Foundation, the German Technical Museum and the local State Water Authorities. In the museum of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich paintings and sculptures were exposed in combination with various technical objects and with posters and videos. In parallel, a serious of seminars was held in the lecture theatre of the Bavarian Academyof Science. One of the lectures was presented by Peter Wilderer, representing the Institute. It is worth noticing that more than 60,000 persons visited the exhibition, and more than 500 persons attended the seminars. H Human Right to Water: UN conference in Berlin About 200 delegates of various UN Member States attended the conference on “Human Right to Water” held on October 21 in Berlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to the conference a panel discussion on “Are we clogging the pipes – Water Policy after the UN Summit in 2005” was held, attended by about 170 persons. The Institute represented by Peter Wilderer was invited to participate on both events and to act as panellist. Panel Discussion The State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Müller, opened the panel discussion with a very convincingly presented overview speech. In the following, the panellists presented some key note statements which were discussed of Johannah Bernstein, Canada, Environmental Law Consultant, Dr. Peter Gleick, USA, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, Sir Paul Lever, UK, RWE- Thames Water, former Ambassador of UK to Germany, Jamie Pittock, Australien, Global Freshwater Programme des WWF, S.E. Dr. Bernd Quesada, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica, Prof. Dr. Peter Wilderer, Germany, IoS. Conference The issue of „Human Right on Water“ is being discussed since the 1966 already when the UN Human Right Commission published the following two documents: - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights In the course of the discussions in Berlin the question was raised whether the right to water should be implemented in the catalogue of human rights. Any right is based on a corresponding claim of ownership. The Banz II workshop on Education in progress The follow-up workshop in Kloster Banz is aimed to discuss the various factors currently hindering implementation and enforcement of sustainable development measures. Amongst those factors are the recent trends of neo-liberalism, adoration of shareholder values, egocentric individualism, and ignorance concerning ecological, social and economic interrelationships, synergisms and antagonisms.
Publications The Danube River: Life Line in Greater Europe (Peter A. Wilderer, Bence Huba and Thilo Koetzle, eds). Annals of the EuropeanAcademyofSciencesandArts, Vol 34, 2002. Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim ISSN 3-487-11721-5 Global Sustainability: The impact of local cultures (Wilderer P.A., Schroeder E.D. and Kopp H, eds) Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, ISBN 3-527-31236-6, 2004 Aerobic Granular Sludge (A. Bathe, M. de Kreuk, B. McSwain and N. Schwarzenbeck, eds). IWA Publisher, London, ISBN 1-84339-509-6 European Heart Institute (EHI), Salzburg: Felix Unger Mönchsberg2, A-5020 Salzburg Tel.: +43/662/841 345, Fax: +43/662/841 343 www.ehi.at The European Heart Institute is launching annually the State of Cardiac Interventions to evaluate the impact of different closed and open revascularization techniques. The Institute is reorganized in 2006. Beside the statistics the Institutes is organizing and coorganizing different meetings in the field. European Institute of Medicine (EOM), Salzburg: Felix Unger Mönchsberg 2, A-5020 Salzburg Tel.: +43/662/841 345, Fax: +43/662/841 343 firstname.lastname@example.org The main goal is to establishing a concept how to achieve Medical Standards in all delivered Medical Care on a European basis and to create a specific Institute. Institute for Global Mapping and Research, Salzburg: Lothar Beckel Jakob Haringer Straße 1, A-5020 Salzburg Tel.: +43/662/458 115, Fax: +43/662/458 1154 E.mail: email@example.com The Institute focuses on global mapping and research. Several observations on the global have been done and published. The global mapping and research is essential for monitoring the global surface. " "EUROLAT" European-Latvian Institute for Cultural and Scientific Exchange, Riga: Maija Kule Latvian AcademyofSciences Akademijas laukums 1, LV-1050 Riga Tel.: +371 7229208 (Chairwoman M.Kule) Tel.: +371 7227391; Fax: +371 7821153; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (scientific secretary) The Institute organizes biannually meetings. The next will be in fall 2006 in Riga. For specific outstanding contributions to the European Idea a Europe Prize is awarded in two categories: the European Prize and supporting prices for scientific work. Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Cultural Exchanges, Timiosoara: Ladislau Vékás Mihai Viteazul 24, RO-1900 Timiosoara Tel.: +40/56/221 547, Fax: +40/56/191 816 This Institute launches contacts between central Europe and Romania. Meetings are organized too. The next meeting will be in fall 2006. Mozart – Opern Institut an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg: Josef Wallnig Mönchsberg 2, 5020 Salzburg, Österreich Tel.: +43/662/84 13 45, Fax:+43/662/84 13 43 The first performance has been done in 2006. Especially in the Mozart’s Jubilee many contributions to Mozart’s Operas in the light of our modern times are done. Kardinal König Institut, Salzburg: Eugen Biser „FORUM FÜR GLAUBENDE UND NICHTGLAUBENDE“ Protektor: Alois Kothgasser, Erzbischof von Salzburg Mönchsberg 2, 5020 Salzburg, Österreich Tel.: +43/662/84 13 45, Fax:+43/662/84 13 43 Kontakt: Schwester Veronika, Tel.: +43/662/84 15 32