In many parts of the world, including here in Germany, water resources and especially groundwater reserves are becoming increasingly scarce. This is the focus of this year's United Nations World Water Day. The Ukraine war is exacerbating the problem. An accelerated energy transition requires even greater use of technologies for regenerative energy generation, some of which are more water-intensive. Researchers in the BMBF funding measure "Water as a Global Resource" have now developed new instruments to meet this challenge.
As part of the GRoW webinar series, GRoW partners from ViWA, GlobeDrought and MedWater will share applied knowledge on remote sensing for food security in the second webinar "Remote Sensing for Efficient Water Management in Agriculture". The webinar will take place on 19 November 2021 from 11am to 12:30 (CET) and will be held in English.
In autumn 2021, GRoW will host a webinar series in which project partners will present their products. The first webinar in the series will take place on 23 September 2021 on the topic of “Managing reservoirs and surface water: water quality and sediment”.
GRoW-Project go-CAM is happy to announce its “Water Webinar” featuring water practitioners from Germany and South Africa, taking place on 5 July 2021 from 10h00 to 14h30 (CEST). The webinar will provide new perspectives on the topic of climate change and water security in cities and towns, based on the project’s experience in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa.
The “Science & Research Forum – Water Dialogues for Results I Towards Bonn 2021”, which took place on 18 May 2021, provided space to discuss the role of science in enabling decision-making and accelerating cross-sectoral implementation of SDG 6. The recently published outcome document highlights the event’s key findings and gives policy recommendations to foster inter- and transdisciplinary research, innovation and implementation.
On 17 June 2021, the GRoW project go-CAM will present its findings on coastal hydrology and coastal water management in the digital “CAM-NordWest Regional Workshop”. At the same time, the software-based CAM dialogue platform will be introduced as a promising decision-support-system in coastal management. Registration for the workshop is possible until 16 June!
On 18 May 2021, the “Science & Research Forum – Water Dialogues For Results I Towards Bonn 2021” took place as an online event, which was supported by inputs from GRoW scientists. The participants discussed the role of science and innovation in accelerating SDG 6 implementation with leading experts in the water sector.
Just in time for World Water Day on March 22, 2021, the BMBF has launched the Innovation Atlas Water. The Innovation Atlas provides an overview of products and results from five BMBF funding measures on the topic of water, including a large number of products from the GRoW projects. The Innovation Atlas allows users to systematically search for innovative products.