Urban Waters is a network of researchers, planners and practitioners that looks at the ecological potentials of streams, ponds, rivers and lakes in cities. Based at IGB Berlin, it connects local, national and international stakeholders as an interdisciplinary network with a focus on applied research. Our main research interest lies in river revitalisation, conservation of freshwater ecosystems and river basin management in urban contexts, taking into account the interactions of freshwater ecology and biodiversity with water management, climate adaptation, recreation, public health and urban design.
The Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection has launched a new website on the topic of Blue Community as well as published a flyer. In addition, the Senate of Berlin has discussed the topic of Blue Community Berlin at the Senate meeting on July 7, 2020 (see press release) and reported on the current status to the House of Representatives (see below).
Berlin has become a Blue Community member following a resolution by the House of Representatives on March 22, 2018, with which the State of Berlin has committed to the following principles:
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