Wednesday February 16

Wednesday February 16:

Water systems, development and geopolitics

  • 10.00-10.15: Opening addresses.
    Sigmund Grønmo, Rektor, University of Bergen.
  • 10.15-11.00: Water systems, climate and economic development.
    Terje Tvedt
  • 11.00-11.15: Coffee Break
  • 11.15-12.00: From land to water: the shifting balance of explanatory variables in geopolitics.
    Graham Chapman
  • 12.00-12.15: Questions and discussions
  • 12.15-12.45: The Ideas of Water in History: In Rituals and Religions
    Terje Østigård
  • 12.45-13.30: Lunch Break
  • 13.30-14.30: Book launch: A History of Water, Series I and II IB Tauris. Editor David Stonestreet: Presentation of the Book  Series
    Former NRK-journalist Petter Nome in conversation with Series Editor Terje Tvedt about the Series
  • 14.30- 15.15: Rivers in History and Society: From Sumer to the Industrial Revolution
    Richard Coopey
  • 15.15-15.30: Questions and discussion
  • 15.30-16.00: Water, Modernity and Leisure
    Karen V. Syse
  • 16.00-16.30: Questions and discussion.
  • 19.00: Conference Dinner
Climate change, water systems and social development
Organiser: Department of Geography, University of Bergen