VISESS Big Picture Talk


Big Picture 3: The Story of Water: Origins in Space, Travels on Earth and Impacts on People

How can inter- and transdisciplinary scientific collaboration address the grand challenges that humanity faces? With this public event, we aim to connect different fields of expertise, ranging from Astrophysics to Earth Sciences and Human Geography, through the story of water, its origins in space, travels on Earth and impacts on people.

Further info and registration here.

Date:        Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 18:30 - 21:30  

Venue:     University of Vienna, UZAII, Lecture Hall 3 (2A211 2.OG UZAII Geo-Zentrum), Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna & Online (Zoom)


  • 18:30    Welcome
  • 18:40    Talks
    • “The Origin of Water in Space” (Ewine van Dishoeck, University of Leiden)
    • “Travels on Earth” (Bethan Davies, Royal Holloway, University of London)
    • “Impacts on People” (Christian Binz, Eawag, Switzerland)
  • 20:10    Break
  • 20:30    Panel Discussion: “The Future of Water: Where and How to Find Solutions?” (Moderation: Sabine Kraushaar, University of Vienna)

Participation is free and open for all levels of experience.