• Third workshop on the cross-cutting topic “Water Footprint”


    On 17 May, the group of GRoW researchers working on the cross-cutting topic “Water Footprint” (WF) met for its third workshop at adelphi’s office in Berlin. The aim of this meeting was to further develop the current draft of the GRoW policy brief on WF as well as brainstorming  with the group on what should be included in a “toolkit for identification of relevant WF methods”. The group also discussed their plans for the event on “Supporting SDG 6 by advancing the water footprint tool” organised by GRoW at the Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW).

  • GRoW at the Stockholm World Water Week 25–30 Aug. 2019


    GRoW organizes two events on SDG trade-offs and synergies and on supporting SDG 6 by advancing the water footprint tool.

    The World Water Week is approaching soon, which will host two events of “Water as a Global Resource” (GRoW), launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2017.

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  • GRoW-mid-term conference 20 - 21 Feb. 2019 in Frankfurt am Main


    Managing water resources sustainably: Researchers present global analyses and local solutions at the GRoW mid-term conference in Frankfurt am Main.

    Increasing governance capacities in the water sector while reflecting the close links between local and global action – these were the core topics addressed during the mid-term conference of the funding measure “Water as a Global Resource” (GRoW) launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2017.

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  • WANDEL introduces prototype of the WANDEL Share platform, and appears on TV


    Energy production and water availability are inextricably linked. Energy needs water resources (e.g. for distribution, cooling and as a source of energy), and water management requires energy (e.g. for water extraction and treatment). The nine partners in the WANDEL project aim to find out whether restrictions in water availability accelerate the transition to a renewable energy supply by limiting the use of conventional energy systems, or whether they hinder the transition by creating new local water conflicts. In the light of climate change and growing water stress, answering these questions is essential to identifying mitigating effects on the energy transition and developing practical solutions for a sustainable energy and water future.

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  • Interview with Stefan Uhlenbrook and Angela Ortigara about the SDG 6 synthesis report and science-policy dialogue


    In 2018, the UN published a report entitled “Sustainable Development Goal 6: Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation”. It reviewed progress on achieving SDG 6 at the global and regional level. A recently published research paper published in the journal Water discusses this report and asks how those engaged in education, training and research could contribute to enabling and accelerating progress towards achieving SDG 6. We talked to the paper’s authors, Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook and Dr Angela Ortigara from the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, about this paper and how GRoW researchers could engage in the SDG 6 process.

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  • Innovative drone approach provides iWaGSS with extensive data


    The growing complexity of available data, tools and monitoring methods for water management can complicate decision-making. iWaGSS is developing and testing an innovative water governance system in the Lower Olifants River Basin in South Africa with the help of qualitative and quantitative water monitoring. The project combines expedient surface-water monitoring technologies, modern remote sensing, and hydrological, hydraulic and morphological modelling with GIS-based risk assessment and socioeconomic analyses.

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