The Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation (IGG) in Bonn is part of the consortium of the GRoW-project GlobeDrought and has recently published the study " A framework for deriving drought indicators from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)". Herein, the authors refer to the main focus of GlobeDrought.
On November 20 and 21, 2019, the 2nd stakeholder workshop of the GRoW project GlobeDrought took place at the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the UN University (UNU-EHS). The participants discussed current and future challenges with regard to conceptualization, evaluation, provision of information and adaptation to drought risks.
Framed under the topic “the water crisis” moderator Gert Scobel and his guests address in the 3sat program “scobel” the current use of water and discuss perspectives for better water reuse. In addition to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Drewes (Institute for Urban Water Management at the TU Munich) and Prof. Dr. Dieter Gerten (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Geography Institute at HU Berlin), GRoW project coordinator Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl (Institute for Environmental Systems Research at the University of Osnabrück) also contributes with her expert knowledge.
On December 3 and 4, 2019, the final conference of the measure “Future-oriented Technologies and Concepts to Increase Water Availability by Water Reuse and Desalination (WavE)”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), took place in Berlin. The 13 collaborative WavE-projects presented their results from three years of research and highlighted pathways towards a more sustainable water supply for households, industry and agriculture.
The current issue of “Grundwasser – Zeitschrift der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie” presents a concept for the sustainable management of groundwater resources in karst aquifers, which was developed within the MedWater project.
On 5 and 6 December 2019, the Science Platform Sustainability 2030 will hold to its first annual conference in Berlin. GRoW researchers will present the ‘water footprint’ concept as a strategy for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The GRoW project WELLE offers a webinar on December 3rd and 10th to introduce its recently developed web-based tool for calculating a company’s water footprint – the Organizational Water Footprint tool (OWF).
The multi-scale hydrological substance emission model MoRE (Modelling of Regionalized Emissions) was further developed and optimized by GRoW researchers and will now be used by the associated MuDaK-WRM project partner Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) in the Paranapanema River in Southern Brazil.