Presentations

In February 2024, Annika Nilsson presented the ACDC project under the title: “Samverkan, målkonfikter och värderingar i modernisering av vattenkraftens reglering”, at the Humanities Theatre at Uppsala University. Special focus in the presentation and discussion was directed to the collaborative process as a research object, but also the collaborative co-creation method of the research project. The presentation formed part of a thematic discussion under the research theme of Welfare, Health and Wellbeing of the Uppsala University Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Religion and Society (CRS). In this annual event new and established collaboration partners join for a day of discussion of multidisciplinary research and how this can meet the needs of authorities, organisations and businesses in Sweden (for more information see https://www.crs.uu.se/evenemang/samverkansdagar/).

In October 2023, Annika Nilsson presented the ACDC project under the title “Addressing Complexity Despite Conflicting Interests: the interrelation between stakeholder collaborative processes and court proceedings in hydropower permit reviews” at the CRS annual Researchers Meeting on Religion and Society Research, at the old Uppsala University Building, as part of the center’s ongoing discussions of multidisciplinary research.

In September 2023, the ACDC hydro project hosted the first hybrid reference group meeting, with 15 reference group members, in Uppsala. The seminar was hosted by Annika Nilsson and included a presentation by Jan Darpö, on Natura 2000, and Peter M. Rudberg, on research approach, followed by valuable discussions and feedback from the reference group members. The presentation by Jan Darpö (in Swedish) on Natura 2000, can be viewed online.

In June 2023, the ACDC hydro project hosted a workshop, led by Peter M. Rudberg and with the participation of Pedro Brufao, at the Iberian Conference on River Restoration that compared and contrasted the experiences of different EU countries, including Spain, Sweden and Finland, of addressing complexity despite conflicting interests in the governance and management of hydropower production and river restoration. The powerpoint of the presentation (in Spanish) and the presentation of Finnish experiences (in English), by Niko Soininen, can be viewed online.