Despite the diversity of the research areas, a number of thematic and methodological overlaps exist between the GRoW joint research projects. In order to harness synergies and ensure that knowledge is shared across the individual projects, GRoW will therefore address a series of cross-cutting topics. These topics include work priorities, methods and subject-specific matters that are being addressed by multiple research projects and that offer each project significant added value if dealt with collaboratively. Working on these cross-cutting topics should also increase the impact of GRoW as a whole.
Under the direction of its steering group, GRoW has so far defined three cross-cutting topics:
- Economic and other incentive mechanisms in the context of governance
- SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals): Hitting the targets
- Water footprints
Each topic has been assigned at least one supervisor. Supervisors coordinate the work on their topic and collaborate with GRoWnet to organise various work meetings.
The first work meetings about the cross-cutting topics were scheduled for March 21st - 23rd, 2018 in Berlin. We will publish more details in English soon.