November 3rd – 4th, 2022, Kuopio, Finland
Call for abstracts is open until 16 September
The 2nd International Conference for Sustainable Resource Society: Seizing a sustainable future is an international two-day conference jointly organized by a consortium of University of Eastern Finland Research Communities focused on challenges of sustainability transition in society, environmental change and sustainable use of natural resources.
The conference will be held on-site at the Kuopio campus of the University of Eastern Finland accompanied with a limited online participation. The general conference theme is organized around the following thematic tracks (working groups): biosociety, climate, water, energy & minerals, circular economy and sustainable society.
The conference offers a platform for researchers across various fields to share research insights and discuss the complex global and local challenges on sustainability transitions, use of natural resources, environmental and climate change, and circular economy.
We welcome submissions from multidisciplinary approaches to sustainability, such as environmental policy and law, business sciences, environmental and biological sciences, nutrition, social sciences, geography, geology, aquatic sciences, forest sciences, photonics, material sciences, applied physics, digital geosciences, and environmental technology.
We welcome both poster presentations and oral presentations.
You are all warmly welcomed to give presentations and discuss your ongoing research and projects with key scholars from different research disciplines.
Furthermore, the Limnological Division of Water Association Finland will be holding a joint session “Carbon cycle in surface waters” with UEF Water delving into the causes and consequences of surface water browning.
Please submit an abstract (200-300 words) by September 16th via this link: https://registration.contio.fi/uef/Registration/Login?id=3475-sustconf2022-4242
Register here by October 14th 2022: https://registration.contio.fi/uef/Registration/Login?id=3475-sust%20conf%202022-4241
UEF Water has three thematic sessions, which you can submit your abstract:
– Adaptive governance of catchments (Chair: Professor Niko Soininen)
– Measuring, monitoring, and modelling aquatic systems in changing climate (Chair: Professor Raine Kortet)
– Sustainable use of aquatic systems (Chair: Professor Anssi Vainikka)
Adaptive governance of catchments
The governance of catchments to manage shared water resources sustainably and equitably has drawn considerable attention in the past few decades. There is an established body of scholarship on how the biophysical elements and social actors operating in catchments produce complex interactions and the challenges that such complexity presents for conventional governmental approaches to governing catchments. As a response, adaptive governance emphasises the role of emergent bottom-up and collaborative governance initiatives and processes for coping with complexity. Recent adaptive governance scholarship also emphasizes, however, that states, public policies, and legal regulation have distinct and important roles to play in the catchments to secure sustainable and equitable use of water resources. Such roles include, among others, the facilitation of public-private collaboration, allocating funding, and providing legal safeguards for actors.
In this session we take a broad perspective to governing catchments and invite presentations: 1) mapping and analysing the governance complexity of catchments; 2) conceptualizing and seeking to understand the roles of different public and private actors and institutions operating in the catchments; 3) establishing collaborative processes for governing complexity.
Measuring, monitoring, and modelling aquatic systems in changing climate
This session brings together research on innovative measuring, monitoring, and modeling techniques to identify, understand, predict, and manage the cumulating human induced stressors in changing climatic conditions affecting catchment areas and connected aquatic ecosystems. Furthermore, studies utilizing existing continuous long term measurement data and use of modern methods to get continuous data enhancing research and management possibilities of aquatic ecosystems as well as remote sensing methods covering large areas are welcome. Studies on carbon and nutrient cycles, as well as emerging pollutants are encouraged. The session links together limnology, biogeochemistry and environmental stressors to nutrient cycling and ecology in freshwater systems – so also laboratory experiments related to aquatic ecosystems, to drinking water and wastewater are greatly appreciated.
Sustainable use of aquatic systems
This session focuses on contemporary research on blue economy and sustainable uses of waters and aquatic resources. What kind of actions, functions and policies related to aquatic environments could enhance human wellbeing and biodiversity above and below water surfaces? We encourage submissions that combine multiple disciplines or take novel standpoints to old questions. For this session, we would like to invite presentations related to, for example, such topics as sustainability, responsibility, and regeneration in the use of aquatic resources; transdisciplinary management of recreational fisheries in 2020’s and beyond; novel research aiming to understand the biology of the land-water nexus; health and wellbeing of various user groups, and recreation, leisure, and tourism on inland waters.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Kuopio! Welcome!