The conference was rich in variety: 90 research institutions cooperating in 12 GRoW projects presented their latest results, and discussed them with more than 200 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 presented 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 achieve the 2030 Agenda - State of Affairs and Knowledge Gaps"
In 5 thematic breakout sessions, participants discussed 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 Alicia Minaya (Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA), Peru)
- 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
Harald Köthe (International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, UNESCO) and Godehard Hennies (Head of Wasserverbandstag e.V.)
- Water-use efficiency, sustainability guidelines, water footprint
Prof Matthias Finkbeiner (TU Berlin) and Johannes Schmiester (WWF)
Download the conference programme here.
Download the conference proceedings here.