TIAS 20th Anniversary Symposium: Water issues as the starting point of Integrated Assessment, and new dissemination formats


Monday 15 April 2024, 13.00-16:30 CEST

Central European University, Vienna, Austria and online

This event was co-hosted by:
The Integrated Assessment Society
Central European University
University of Twente, and
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)


Collage by Manuela Rosso-Brugnach © 

To mark the occasion of the two decades of our network, The Integrated Assessment Society held a half day symposium in Vienna. This TIAS symposium highlighted several applications of integrated assessment from a ‘water’ perspective as well as new dissemination formats for Integrated Assessments with a panel of experts reflecting on both themes.


Moderator Jan Bakkes, TIAS Vice-president (Retired from PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)


Programme and downloadable presentations 

Welcome and Opening
  • László Pintér, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, and International Institute for Sustainable Development, and TIAS Advisory Board.
    Introduction to the Symposium / Link to Presentation (PDF)


Water-related issues as the starting point for integrated assessment


  • A new assessment framework for adaptation to climate change, from a water perspective  / Link to Presentation (PDF)
    Frans van de Ven, Urban Land & Water Management Team, Deltares, and Associate Professor, Urban Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology (online)


Applying IA for Adaptation to Drought
  • Behavioural simulation for more effective water management under uncertainty in water-scarce Spain /  Link to Presentation (PDF)
    Marcela Brugnach, Professor, Basque Centre for Climate Change, and TIAS Vice-president



New dissemination formats of Integrated Assessments for policy makers and practitioners 



Panel session reflecting on the presentations

Jill Jäger, Independent Scholar and former TIAS board member
Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Professor, Institute of Environmental Systems Research, Osnabrück University, TIAS Advisory Board and former president (online)
Joseph Alcamo, Professor, Environmental Systems Science and Director, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme, University of Sussex

Closing words

Caroline van Bers, Resilience Programme, University of Twente, and TIAS president


For more information contact us:

The Integrated Assessment Society

info[at]tias-web[dot]info    www.tias-web.info

Marcela Brugnach * Jan Bakkes * László Pintér * Christelle Rocoffort de Vinnière * Caroline van Bers

View our 20th anniversary retrospective

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