GRoW researchers Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl (Institute for Environmental Systems Research at University of Osnabrück) and Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (Institute for Regional Climate and Hydrology at University of Augsburg), together with Kersten Reich (educationalist and cultural theorist), formed the expert panel in the 3sat programme “scobel” on 26 August 2021. Framed under the theme “the battle for water”, host Gert Scobel asked them about current and future challenges in dealing with water as a resource in the face of intensifying extreme weather events.
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”.
The Rüdiger Kurt Bode-Stiftung has awarded the 2021 Water Resource Prize to GRoW researcher Prof Dr. Harald Kunstmann as a “bridge builder between research and practice”. With this award, the foundation honors Harald Kunstmann’s contribution to regional water resource management in sub-Saharan Africa.
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 Friday, 25 June, the fifth “United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters” will take place. Under the theme “Building Back Better towards More Resilient and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World” high-level speakers will address the issue of “water and disasters” as critical element in achieving sustainable development. Register now to attend the event virtually!
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!