The Policy Brief “Virtual water and trade: lightening water footprints” by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) deals with the opportunities and pitfalls of the concepts water footprint and virtual water. The fields of action identified in the Policy Brief are closely linked to the work of various GRoW joint projects.
In a Policy Brief from the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the authors discuss how international guidelines such as the “OECD Principles on Water Governance” can be successfully put into practice.
Taking place on June 16, 2020, the webinar is dedicated to the diverse tasks of water management and protection, in which the use of drones can contribute to working more efficiently as well as generating high-quality and reproducible data. Dipl.-Geogr. Daniel Höck from DIE GEWÄSSER-EXPERTEN!, partner in the GRoW joint project iWaGSS, will be the webinar’s guest speaker.
This year's United Nations World Water Development Report is all about water and climate. It aims to support the water sector in tackling climate change challenges and to inform the climate sector of the opportunities that improved water management offer in the fight against climate change.
As part of the GRoW project Trust, scientists from the University of Stuttgart are currently building several training and pilot plants for drinking water treatment and wastewater reuse for irrigation together with local partners and stakeholders in Peru. The municipality of San Andrés de Tupicocha, the local operator JASS, the DVGW Water Technology Center (TZW), the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Lima (UNI), as well as local NGOs are closely involved in installation of the pilots plants.
The climate crisis includes a water crisis, as the effects of climate change are most noticeable in the availability of water – through problems such as water shortages or water pollution. Our global food and energy security is also closely linked to water supply. Scientists and practitioners involved in “Water as a Global Resource”, a funding programme being run by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research, are therefore marking World Water Day by calling on politicians to take action: make sustainable water management a bigger focus of climate adaptation efforts.
The final workshop of MuDak-WRM took place on March 3, 2020, in the Tarumá area in Curitiba, Brazil. Around 90 project-internal and external participants came together on the premises of the Brazilian industrial partner and water supplier SANEPAR to discuss the latest findings within the project’s different working areas.