Globe Drought offers a webinar series on drought, in which several components are explained such as drought impacts, hazard, exposure and vulnerability. The next session will take place on 3 July about “Drought Hazards I: Hydrological Droughts”.
Dr. Markus Berger, responsible for the GRoW project WELLE, gives a presentation on the topic of water footprint at the 19th annual conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development.
In May 2019, Environmental Engineering + Ecology (eE+E) did their last field campaign within the iWaGSS project in South Africa, the aim of which was the determination of river cross-sections.
The May 2019 edition on general water management issues (KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft) contains a publication on “Water as a global resource” written by members of the GRoWnet team.
On 17 May, the group of GRoW researchers working on the cross-cutting topic “Water Footprint” (WF) met for its third workshop at adelphi’s office in Berlin. The aim of this meeting was to further develop the current draft of the GRoW policy brief on WF as well as brainstorming with the group on what should be included in a “toolkit for identification of relevant WF methods”. The group also discussed their plans for the event on “Supporting SDG 6 by advancing the water footprint tool” organised by GRoW at the Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW).
GRoW organizes two events on SDG trade-offs and synergies and on supporting SDG 6 by advancing the water footprint tool.
The World Water Week is approaching soon, which will host two events of “Water as a Global Resource” (GRoW), launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2017.
The growing complexity of available data, tools and monitoring methods for water management can complicate decision-making. iWaGSS is developing and testing an innovative water governance system in the Lower Olifants River Basin in South Africa with the help of qualitative and quantitative water monitoring. The project combines expedient surface-water monitoring technologies, modern remote sensing, and hydrological, hydraulic and morphological modelling with GIS-based risk assessment and socioeconomic analyses.
Drinking water scarcity in prosperous urban areas is an increasing challenge for cities around the world. This situation, exacerbated by growing climatic extremes, is prevalent in the Rio Lurin catchment area in Lima (Peru), which is the world’s second largest desert city. The TRUST research project is exploiting the possibilities for developing an innovative solution to secure the drinking water supply and expedient disposal of water in the catchment area of the Rio Lurin, one of Lima’s three major drinking water sources. Using remote sensing and hydrological modelling in combination with strategic decision-making tools, the team of researchers and practitioners of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences has made significant progress in the project’s first year.
The GRoW mid-term conference taking place on 20/21 February 2019, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany nears. If you haven’t yet registered, please remember to do so here. Closing date for registrations is 1 February 2019 (registration is required).