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.
Between 2017 and 2021, the German-Brazilian MuDaK-WRM project consortium led by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) examined how the water quality in reservoirs in regions with little data can be monitored and evaluated in an easier and more efficient way. The project results include the development of user-friendly, globally applicable monitoring approaches, models and measurement techniques as well as the identification of urgent challenges with regard to effects of climate change.
The motto of this year's World Water Day "Valuing Water" directs attention to the value water holds for each and every individual. However, the value of water is not limited to daily hand washing, showering, cooking and drinking. Rather, a large part of our water consumption takes place invisibly. It is precisely this invisible water consumption that adds significantly to an exacerbation of global and regional water crises. What contribution does GRoW make to visualize these hidden water values?