The World Green Infrastructure Congress was a big success for the greening of buildings. More than 800 participants and 104 speakers have made the congress memorable.
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?
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.
Find attached the latest booklet "Urbaner Umweltschutz - die strategische Forschungsagenda des Umweltbundesamtes" (in German).
On April 21th 2018 we organized an event as part of the World Fish Migration Day 2018 next to a fish ladder at river Panke in Berlin. We informed people about fish migration and the importance of barrier-free streams and answered many questions about river Panke, its fish and the meaning of the World Fish Migration Day. Besides our exhibition on migratory fish especially kids were interested in our small fish tank where we showed three local fish species of river Panke. Find attached some pictures of the event.