BORDA and the Habitat Unit of the Technical University of Berlin would like to announce an international symposium in Berlin dedicated to exploring ways to transform burgeoning urban areas into “water-wise cities” that are healthy, productive and liveable.
The event refers to the upcoming meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York City in July 2018 that will review the state of implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.
This event is a follow-up to the November 2015 symposium “Key Elements for a New Urban Agenda” held in Bremen, Germany.
Start: April 24th 2018 at 10:00
End: April 25th 2018 at 16:30
Location: Office of the Bremen State Representative in Berlin, Germany
Registration required: email@example.com
Due to limited space, advance registration is required. Participation is free of charge.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the networking and transfer project ReWaMnet invites you to its closing event in Berlin. In two days the key findings from the 15 ReWaM-research networks will be presented and discussed with representatives from research and water management.
Date: Mai 8th 2018 – 10.00 to 18.00 evening event afterwards, Mai 9th 2018 – 08.30 to 13.30
Location: Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin, Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin
Registration required here.
More information here.
"Area-saving settlement development - between desire and reality"
Desire or already reality? - What about the area-conserving settlement development in Germany? The IÖR Annual Meeting will answer that question and present current research results as well as practical examples. The panel discussion in the afternoon will take a look into the future.
The IÖR Annual Meeting provides a platform for discussing current challenges of ecological spatial development and asks for solutions and research needs. The event addresses itself to participants from politics, society and science.
Date: June 6th 2018, 09:15 to 17:00
Location: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Marta-Fraenkel-Saal, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden
Registration required here, the number of participants is limited. Deadline for registration is May 25th 2018.
Find attached the latest booklet "Urbaner Umweltschutz - die strategische Forschungsagenda des Umweltbundesamtes" (in German).
In the first half of 2017, we successfully applied for a BMBF-funded project to establish the cooperation between German universities, research institutes and partners in China. We realized the project in October 2017 and travelled to China for our one week “Travelling Conference”. Our objective was to gain insight into the concepts and projects on urban waters in China and to identify new partners who could be considered for a joint application for an EU Horizon 2020 project.
The BMBF funding was used to link German and Chinese players in the field of "Urban Waters" and to exchange scientific results, visions, concepts as well as possible solutions and potential cooperation projects. The BMBF required that the conference with about 50 participants had to take place in three different locations within one week. For this purpose, six partners of our research network flew to China from October 20th to 28th 2017. The group included Salman Qureshi from the Humboldt University Berlin, Bodo Weigert from the Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin, Dr.-Ing. Zhengyue Jin from the Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH, Hao-Wei Chiu from the University of Greifswald and Christian Wolter and Jörg Freyhof from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries.
Biodiversity and the management of urban green play an important role for the recovery and health care of the urban population. Waters play a central role here. But what about the more than 400 urban ponds, small lakes and ditches in Berlin?