1st day (Thursday, 25th November 2010)

The event is sponsored by the Municipality of Venice
            ENGLISH 09.30 - 10.00 Registration of the participants CITTA' DI VENEZIA
            ITALIAN 10.00 - 10.15 Welcome of the hosting Authorities (P. F. Ghetti, Strategic Plan Assessor,  Municipality of Venice, Italy; M. Conte, Environment Assessor, Region of Veneto, Italy)
10.15 - 10.30  Regards of the International Authorities (E. Ferjančič, Slovenian Presidency of the Alpine Convention, Slovenia; M. Onida, Secretary General, Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention) and opening of the works (Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy)
10.30 - 13.20 1st session “The hydrogeological risk in the alpine environments”
(chairman: A. Armanini, University of Trento - CUDAM, Italy; presentation of the 1st Workshop’s outcomes: F. Dellagiacoma, Province of Trento, Italy)

10.45 - 11.05 Natural hazards in the alpine environment (P. Greminger, PLANALP – Platform Natural Hazards, Switzerland)

11.05 - 11.25 Hazards and risk aspects on the Upper Adriatic river basins (R. Casarin - F. Giuliato, Upper Adriatic river basin authority, Italy)

11.25 - 11.45 Comparison of the legal framework on the evaluation and management of natural hazards (E. Vittori, ISPRA – Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy)

11.45 - 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 - 12.20 Delocalization of settlements: extreme intervention or priority (M. Carraro, A. Baglioni, Veneto Region, Italy)

12.20 - 12.40 Strategies for flood control: our answers for future challenges (E. Eichenseer, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health, Germany)

12.40 - 13.00 Debris flows in alpine areas (A. Armanini, University of Trento, Italy)

13.00 - 13.20 Discussion
13.00 - 13.40

Press conference

13.20 - 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 - 17.45 2nd session “River Basin Management Plans as an instrument for the safeguard of the alpine mountain ecosystem” (chairman: L. Füreder, University of Innsbruck, Austria; presentation of the 2nd Workshop’s outcomes: P. Mancin, Region Piemonte, Italy)

14.45 - 15.05 Alpine specific issues of River Basin Management Plans in Alpine Countries - review of the Platform Water management of the Alpine Convention (R. Imhof, Vice Secretary General, Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention)

15.05 - 15.25 Climate change in the Alps and the impacts on water resources (S. Isoard, EEA - European Environment Agency)

15.25 - 15.45 River basin management plans: opportunities for an integrated approach to the water management (F. Puma, Po river basin authority, Italy)
15.45 - 16.05 The Alps as a pilot - area for water governance (N. Evrard, Association Européenne des Elus de Montagne, France)

16.05 - 16.20 Coffee break

16.20 - 16.40 The conflicts in the uses of water resources: economic and social aspects (J. Mysiak, FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy)

16.40 - 17.00 Comparison of the legal framework: from European to local level (G. Pineschi, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy)

17.00 - 17.20 The River Basin Management Plans for the conservation and the restoration of the river alpine ecosystems (A. Goltara, CIRF – Italian Center for the River Restoration, Italy)
17.20 . 17.40 Artificial snowmaking: economical, social and environmental aspects (P. Paccard, University of Savoy, France)

17.40 - 18.00 Discussion

Day 2 (Friday, 26 November 2010)

09.30 -12.30 3rd session "The hydroelectric production in the Alps

1st part: “The hydroelectric production in the Alps: ecological, economic and social aspects”(chairman and presentation of the 3rd Workshop’s outcomes: P. Colonna, Platform Water Management in the Alpine Space, Italy)

09.45 - 10.05 The hydropower generation in the Alps and future trends (K. Schwaiger, Platform Water Management in the Alpine Space, Austria)

10.05 - 10.25 Landscape issues related to hydropower generation (M. Sargolini, University of Camerino, Italy)

10.25 - 10.45 The regulatory framework and the market for renewable energy, incentives in the field of hydroelectric power and impacts on the development of Alpine economy (M. Atelli, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy)
10.45 - 11.05 Economic assessment on the hydropower use in alpine environment
(A. Massarutto, Bocconi – IEFE, University of Udine, Italy)

11.05 - 11.20 Discussion

11.20 - 11.35 Coffee break
2nd part: The “Common Guidelines for the use of Small Hydropower in the Alpine Region” by the Water Platform (chairman: F. Puma, Po river basin authority, Italy)

11.40 - 11.55 Presentation of the draft of the Guidelines (M. Pfaundler, Platform Water Management in the Alpine Space, Switzerland)

11.55 - 12.05 The point of view of the producers (S. Gollessi, ESHA, Belgium)

12.05 - 12.15 The point of view of NGOs (L. Dagostin, Club Arc Alpin, Austria)

12.15 - 12.25 The point of view of ArgeAlp (F. Zanon, Work Community ArgeAlp) (ita)

12.25 - 12.35 The point of view of local authorities (A. Rodondi, Province of Sondrio, Italy)

12.35 - 13.00 Discussion
13.00 - 14.15 Lunch break
14.15 - 16.00 Panel discussion and conclusions

There will be simultaneous translation in the Alpine languages and in English