The science-policy interface is not just as a way to increase the impact of our science, but it is also a scientific subject in itself. It presents several challenges to both scientists and policy-makers. They include understanding the different steps in the policy cycle: from setting the agenda to formulating, adopting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating polices. It is also crucial to know which facts and evidences are most needed at each step, so scientists can provide the best information at the right time and in the best way.

This session provides the opportunity for discussing with policy makers and addressing the necessary skills to facilitate the uptake of hydrological sciences in policy formulation and implementation.

This session will host invited-talks only and an interactive online/onsite panel discussion with the audience.

Convener: Maria-Helena Ramos | Co-conveners: Elena Toth, Wouter Buytaert, Jutta Thielen-del Pozo, Micha Werner
| Mon, 23 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
Room 2.44

Programme: Mon, 23 May | Room 2.44

Chairpersons: Maria-Helena Ramos, Wouter Buytaert


  • Mathijs Bonte, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands
  • Kate Brauman, United States of America
  • Veena Srinivasan, ATREE, India
  • Peter Salamon, European Commission, Italy
  • Johannes Cullmann
  • Michael Peter Schwab, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland
  • Gregory Davies-Jones