Call for Papers: Workshop and Expert Seminar 22 and 23 April 2016 at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

“Best practices for the protection of water in times of crisis. Focus on participatory instruments in environmental law and policies”

The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Università degli Studi di Torino are organising a two-day interdisciplinary and comparative seminar for PhD students, Post-Docs, junior researchers and practitioners/experts in environmental law, economics and policies with a focus on the protection of water in times of crisis.

We welcome any submissions for short interventions/posters and comparative discussion thereof from the viewpoint of the national legal orders, the EU legal order or international law, which show how the use of participatory instruments (e.g. under the regime of the Aarhus Convention and Directive 2000/35, but also the Water Framework Directive or of national law) can contribute to the protection of water resources (ground water, drinking water, rivers, sea water) against pollution, loss through economic/transport activities, or to a guarantee of access to (clean) water as a common good.