The blue gold rush – water management and related power structures
(Clean) water is an increasingly valuable and scarce natural resource provided by uplands to the lowlands. Water management (and particularly equal access to clean water) is an increasingly conflictual topic with high relevance for power structures in mountain areas. This often represents an international dimension as many mountain regions stretch across national borders. The aim of this Workshop is to stimulate exchange among participants about the diversity and multidimensionality of challenges in water management and to advocate for multidisciplinary research and practice in water management with its local specificities in mountain regions worldwide.