Keynotes & Welcomes
Mic on stage

Steffi Lemke

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection


Thomas Graner 

Vice-President, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation


Dr. Musonda Mumba 

Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands


Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner

Director General, Senckenberg Society for Nature Research


Dr. Riyong Kim (TBC)

Head of Sustainability Transitions Programme at European Environment Agency


Dr. Florian Claeys

Directorate General for Environment, European Commission


Prof. Dr. Liesbeth Bakker 

Professor at Wageningen University & Research


Simon Duffield 

Climate Change Specialist at Natural England & Head of ENCA Interest Group Climate Change
Speakers & Panelists
in alphabetical order
A speaker on a stage

Alberto Arroyo Schnell

Senior Manager: Policy and Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


Anis Guelmami

Coordinator of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory 


Dr. Arnd Weber

German Federal Institute of Hydrology 


Dr. Barbara Stammel

Deputy Leader at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt


Dr. Carles Ibanez

Head of Department at



Prof. Dr. Daniel Hering

University Duisburg-Essen & Scientific Coordinator of MERLIN Project


Prof. Dr. Dietrich Borchardt

Head of Department at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)


Dr. Dominik Zak

Senior Researcher at the Aarhus University


Dr. Flore Lafaye de Micheaux 

Senior Advisor for Europe at Ramsar Convention on Wetlands 


Georg Frank

General Secretary of the DANUBEPARKS Network Project


Dr. Jan Macháč

Researcher, Project Manager and Economic Analyst at J. E. Purkynê University in Ústí nad Labem


Prof. Dr. Karl M. Wantzen

Professor for ecology at the University of Tours and UNESCO Chair River Culture


Dr. Kristin Ludewig

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Universität Hamburg


Paul Brotherton

Freshwater Manager at Wetlands International Europe


Dr. Ruth Waters

Director of Evidence at Natural England


Dr. Sabine Fink

Scientific staff member at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL