The conference will be rich in variety: 90 research institutions cooperating in 12 GRoW projects will present their latest results, and discuss them with the more than 200 expected participants from research, business and practice within 4 thematic clusters - global surface water resources, global groundwater and water supply, water footprint, global analysis and governance. Furthermore invited speakers will present their perspective on a range of topics related to the tranfer of research into practice.
- Prof Stefan Uhlenbrook (Director of UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme):
"The critical role of SDG6 to acchieve the 2030 Agenda-State Affairs and Knowledge Gaps"
In 5 thematic breakout sessions, participants will discuss approaches to transferring research results into practice:
- GRoW transfer-region Africa
Dr Marius Claassen (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa) and Barbara Gerhager (GIZ)
- GRoW transfer-region Latin-America
Mauricio Scheer (SANEPAR - Companhia de Saneamento do Paraná, Brazil) and Carlos Silvestri Somontes (Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA), Peru) (tbc)
- Digitalisation- opportunities for implementing SDG 6
Dr Heike Bach (Vista GmbH - Remote Sensing in Geosciences) and Christian Malewski (Wupperverband)
- Water quality as a challenge for achieving SDG 6
Graham Alabaster (UN-HABITAT GEMI-Initiativ) and Godehard Hennies (Head of Wasserverbandstag e.V.)
- Water-use efficiency, sustainability guidelines, water footprint
Benjamin Plaga (Volkswagen) and Philipp Wagnitz (WWF Germany).
Download the conference programme here.
The event is free and open to everyone. Please note that you must register to attend.
For registration klick here.
Closing date for registration is 1 February 2019.
Saalbau Gallus, Frankenallee 111,
We have reserved a block of hotel rooms for 19-21 February 2019