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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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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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Water as a global resource
Voices from the research initiative GRoW
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GRoW in numbers
Duration: I/2017 – IV/2021
12
Joint research projects
90
Funded partners
22
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
33
Universities
15
Research Insitutes
9
Large enterprises
11
others (societies, authorities, associations)
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