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Global Resource Water - GRoW
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As a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (in particular SDG 6 - Water and Sanitation), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) initiated the funding measure "Global Resource Water" (GRoW). In the main phase, 12 research consortia and one networking and transfer project with a total of more than 300 people from science, industry and practice conducted research and collaborated in case study areas around the world. The guiding principle of the funding measure is to link global analyses with local approaches to solutions. An integrated perspective was chosen to look at the complex reality of sustainable water management with its cross-connections to the thematic complexes of energy, food security, ecosystems and climate change.

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Kick-off for SPS-Blue Nile

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The official kick-off meeting for the GRoW follow-up project SPS-Blue Nile takes place virtually on 11 May 2023!

SPS-Blue Nile develops a meteorological-hydrological forecasting system for the Blue Nile. It uses variables such as precipitation, water inflow or sediment transport, to predict

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First OUTLAST workshop 

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The first workshop within the OUTLAST project took place in Göttingen on the 27th and 28th of February 2023! 

Project partners from different universities and institutes participated both in person and virtually. The hybrid two-day workshop focused on the design of a forecasting system. On the

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GRoW follow-up projects OUTLAST and SPS-Blue Nile

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The OUTLAST and SPS-Blue Nile research projects were launched this month. Both projects are funded by the BMBF and will run for 3 years.

The OUTLAST project aims to develop the first global, multi-sectoral and operational drought forecasting system to quantify drought hazards and implement it as a

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Duration: I/2017 – IV/2021
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