Germany at the World Water Forum Marseilles

WWF 2012 Marseilles // Germany at the World Water Forum Marseilles

Programme of the German Pavilion

The German Pavilion will host a large variety of specific Nexus related presentations, films, and discussions on a daily basis, and a get-together from Monday to Thursday at 18:30 hrs with German beer and pretzels.

Monday, 12 March 2012


Monitoring Rights and Impact in Drinking-water and Sanitation in Urban Settings: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities by the example of Kenya

-Eng. Kimanthi Kyengo, Deputy Director for Water Services Development Programmes, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Kenya

-Philipp Peters, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Kenya

17:15-18.00 Uhr

The Water Futures Partnership —

Addressing shared water risks through collective action

-Robin Farrington, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Desalination — the key to overcome water scarcity?

Technical and financial challenges of desalination as a means to climate change adaptation

-Dr. Jörg Dux, KfW Entwicklungsbank


Make a profit out of storage!

The economic potential for upscaling water storage solutions to achieve food security

-Taye Alemayehu, Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources (EIWR)

Launch of the new Map of River and Groundwater Basins of the World

-Andrea Richts, BGR

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

Launch of the Nexus Knowledge Platform

-Thomas Stratenwerth, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

-Franz Marré, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


The Sanitation Drive to 2015 and how it relates to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Conversation

Introduction and moderation:

-Dr. Uschi Eid, UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB)


-Ger Berkamp, International Water Association (IWA)

-Bai-Mass Taal, African Ministerial Conference on Water (AMCOW)

-Katsuyoshi Sudo, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

-Emma Anakhasyan, Women for Water Partnership, Armenia


Water Re-use in Jordan — The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in Practice

-Stefan Zeeb, KfW Bankengruppe

Energy Efficiency in Water Pumping — Triple Win for Jordan

-Ronald Hagger, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Jordan

Thursday 15 March 2012



Green Energy from Black Water:

Hamburg Water Cycle in the Settlement Jenfelder Au

-Kim Augustin, Hamburg Wasser


Water-spreading weirs for the development of degraded dry river valleys: Experience from the Sahel

-Elisabeth van den Akker, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Friday, 16 March 2012


From the Glaciers to the Aral Sea — Water Unites: a book presentation

-Prof. Saghit Ibatullin, Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS) (tbc)

-Dr. Alfred Diebold, EC IFAS

Monday to Thursday from 18:30

Get-together with German beer and pretzels

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