Potsdam Summer School 2021
Online conference, Potsdam, Germany, 09–12 August 2021 (part I), 17–20 August 2021 (part II)
“Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea” is the motto of this year’s Potsdam Summer School. Water is the single most precious resource on our planet. The so-called hydrosphere creates unique habitats, and is interconnected with a wide range of components of the earth system through global water, energy or carbon fluxes.The hydrosphere provides ecosystem services to people such as food and drinking water supply, renewable energy resources, as well as benefits for health and well-being, cultural values, tourism, trade, and transport. Therefore, the hydrosphere interacts with each aspect of sustainability reflected in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is a major indicator for the state of our planet.
The Potsdam Summer School 2021 will inform on the influence of the state of the hydrosphere on mankind and vice versa. Local, regional and global challenges will be discussed in order to gain a better understanding of the state of the hydrosphere based on interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise.
Experts, stakeholders and guest lecturers from high-level national and international institutes and organisations will contribute knowledge and insights to the Summer School programme. On Day 5 of the Summer School, i.e. 17 August, 14:15 -15:30 hours, Dr. Marianela Fader from ICWRG will contribute to the agenda “Water-Land-Humans” within the scope of a live chat in panel by presenting the Water-Food-Energy-Nexus. In the mornings, students can listen to presentations recorded in advance (e.g. Dr. Fader’s lecture on water-food-energy, 30 minutes), while the panel discussions with the lecturers take place in the afternoon.
The aim of the Potsdam Summer School is to bring together talented early-career scientists and young professionals operating in the private sector, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations from many different parts of the world to discuss scientific issues on future sustainable development.