As part of the GRoW project Trust, scientists from the University of Stuttgart are currently building several training and pilot plants for drinking water treatment and wastewater reuse for irrigation together with local partners and stakeholders in Peru. The municipality of San Andrés de Tupicocha, the local operator JASS, the DVGW Water Technology Center (TZW), the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Lima (UNI), as well as local NGOs are closely involved in installation of the pilots plants.
The final workshop of MuDak-WRM took place on March 3, 2020, in the Tarumá area in Curitiba, Brazil. Around 90 project-internal and external participants came together on the premises of the Brazilian industrial partner and water supplier SANEPAR to discuss the latest findings within the project’s different working areas.
The Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation (IGG) in Bonn is part of the consortium of the GRoW-project GlobeDrought and has recently published the study " A framework for deriving drought indicators from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)". Herein, the authors refer to the main focus of GlobeDrought.
On November 20 and 21, 2019, the 2nd stakeholder workshop of the GRoW project GlobeDrought took place at the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the UN University (UNU-EHS). The participants discussed current and future challenges with regard to conceptualization, evaluation, provision of information and adaptation to drought risks.
On December 3 and 4, 2019, the final conference of the measure “Future-oriented Technologies and Concepts to Increase Water Availability by Water Reuse and Desalination (WavE)”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), took place in Berlin. The 13 collaborative WavE-projects presented their results from three years of research and highlighted pathways towards a more sustainable water supply for households, industry and agriculture.
The current issue of “Grundwasser – Zeitschrift der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie” presents a concept for the sustainable management of groundwater resources in karst aquifers, which was developed within the MedWater project.
On 5 and 6 December 2019, the Science Platform Sustainability 2030 will hold to its first annual conference in Berlin. GRoW researchers will present the ‘water footprint’ concept as a strategy for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).