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!
On 18 May 2021, the “Science & Research Forum – Water Dialogues For Results I Towards Bonn 2021” took place as an online event, which was supported by inputs from GRoW scientists. The participants discussed the role of science and innovation in accelerating SDG 6 implementation with leading experts in the water sector.
Just in time for World Water Day on March 22, 2021, the BMBF has launched the Innovation Atlas Water. The Innovation Atlas provides an overview of products and results from five BMBF funding measures on the topic of water, including a large number of products from the GRoW projects. The Innovation Atlas allows users to systematically search for innovative products.