The IFAT is the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. IFAT experience.science.future brings together synergies in politics, research and industry offering a good opportunity for start-ups in environmental technologies, universities and political institutions to access the international market.
Brasilia, Brazil, 18 – 23 March 2018
The WWF is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.
The ICWRGC was represented with the following contributions:
- Presentation “The Global Water Quality Database GEMStat: Data availability and applications” by Dr. Marianela Fader in the session “Understanding water quality from ridge to reef”
- UN Environment was Convener of the session “Sharing information with transparency for better and more effective decisions on management and restoration of water ecosystems”.
- Presentation “Global, high resolution SDG Monitoring and Projections” by Dr. Marianela Fader in the session “Navigating the Water Challenges of the 21st Century with the help of Near Real-Time Comprehensive Assessments”.
Water Museums – 2018
Water museums worldwide are not only a unique repository of different water civilizations and of our multifaceted water heritage, both tangible and intangible, but they also play a leading role in developing and implementing information and educational programmes on a variety of water related issues. Therefore they have a great potential to communicate the present-day water challenges and the possible innovative solutions to large audiences, thus positioning themselves as “agents of transformation” towards more sustainable and equitable practices of water resources use and management.
TH Köln – Call for Applications for Master Courses and Scholarships – 2018
The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) offers various international study courses. Currently, these are three international master courses in the fields of renewable energies, water resources management and land resources management at the TH Köln. Additionally, two master courses are offered in cooperation with partner universities in Mexico and Jordan.
Scholarships are available for all study courses. You will find application deadlines and further information in the following links:
The Value of Water Information – 2017
GEMStat, the global water quality database hosted and operated by the ICWRGC was one of the databases considered in the white paper “The Value of Water Information”, by Albert Cho, Alex Fischer, Martin Doyle, Marc Levy, Paola Kim-Blanco and Randolf Webb. This paper concludes, among others, that “in 86% of the analyses, authors reported that the benefits of water information are greater than the cost.”Download (PDF, 2017, 20 p., 2 MB, EN)
Water – the Blue Gold
Water is considered the gold of the 21st Century. It is a distinctive feature of our planet, allowing life to flourish. Freshwater is a limited resource and is unevenly distributed in space and time. Freshwater resources are under intensifying pressure to meet social, economic and environmental needs of a growing world population. We are in a crucial moment, and the direction we take will determine the livelihood of future generations. Coping with climate change by increasing local resilience and adaptation strategies are key elements towards water security. Cooperation among actors and close collaboration between science and policy are paramount for satisfying human needs and achieving sustainable development. The article provides an overview of the challenges society is facing with respect to water security in a changing environment.Download (PDF, 2017, 14 p., 2,5 MB, DE)
The Open Educational Ressource Initiative, Aachen
Grounded in the campaign for Blended Learning and Exploratory Teaching Spaces (2014-2017), the Open Educational Resource Initiative of the faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University aims at facilitating the digitalization of higher education. The initiative consists of an independent Youtube channel which features a selection of short videos ranging from small experiments to detailed descriptions of research projects. All of the content is licensed under CC 4.0 BY and is therefore allowing but also encouraging the reuse and remixing of all materials.Current video on YouTube
ICWRGC’s Contributions to EGU 2017
Dr. M. Fader from ICWRGC will present research results in three sessions of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2017 in Vienna.
Oral Presentation: “Simulating potential water grabbing from large-scale land acquisitions in Africa”, Session: “HS1.2 – Hydrology, society and environmental change”. Time: 24 April 2017, 15:30, Room C.
Oral Presentation: “More efficient irrigation may compensate for increases in irrigation water requirements due to climate change in the Mediterranean area”. Session: “SSS10.6/HS5.12 Irrigated agriculture: Natural Resources Management for the sustainability of the terrestrial ecosystem maintaining productivity”. Time: 27 April 2017, 16:00, Room -2.20.
Poster Presentation “Introducing ‘biophysical redundancy’: the global status and past evolution of unused water, land and productivity resources for food production”, Session: “HS5.3 – Advances in socio-hydrology”. Time: 24 April 2017, 17:30-19:00, Hall A.
We look forward to seeing you there!Browse EGU 2017 Session Programme