Keynote at the GRoW Mid-Term Conference
Frankfurt/Main, 20–21 February 2019
Under the topic “Global analyses and local solutions for sustainable water resources management ” the GRoW Mid-Term Conference will be held in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), from 20–21 February 2019. The initiative “Water as a Global Resource (GRoW)” is part of the Sustainable Water Management (NaWaM) funding priority within the Research for Sustainable Development (FONA) framework of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The conference will be rich in variety: 90 research institutions cooperating in 12 GRoW projects will present their latest results, and discuss them with more than 200 expected participants from research, business and practice within 4 thematic clusters – global surface water resources, global groundwater and water supply, water footprint, global analysis and governance.
The ICWRGC supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the scope of several projects (SDG 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15). As an invited keynote speaker, Harald Köthe, Director of the ICWRGC, will give a keynote lecture in the session “Water quality as a challenge for achieving SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)”.
The keynote will focus on two broader questions:
- Where is the biggest need for innovation in order to achieve water quality related SDG targets? What is necessary to ensure that innovations are taken up and thus contribute to achieving SDG 6?
- How can research results feed into the UN process in support of monitoring and implementing the SDGs?