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22 May 2017

Nexus Seminar // Tackling Key Challenges to Global Water Sustainability at the Center for Advanced Water Research

The Center for Advanced Water Research (CAWR) brings together the water competences of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). Together, the jointly tackle key challenges in the water sector. Quality water in adequate quantity is a fundamental for human life and the environment. With many global challenges, such as food or energy security, human health and ecosystems, flood defense and droughts or the provision of drinking water and sanitation systems, water is a very critical factor for a sustainable society worldwide.

Current key projects of the CAWR will be the focus of the presentation, such as the BMBF-project „Managing Water for Urban Catchments”. The goal of this project is to develop sanitary and environmental engineering system solutions for sustainable water quality improvement in Lake Chao – one of the five large freshwater lakes in China. Especially during summer the discharge of wastewater and diffuse inputs from agriculture results in a massive increase of blue-green algae. This has an enormous impact on the drinking water supply for the population. In this framework, the innovative concept of “Urban Water Resources Management (UWRM)” is implemented, providing efficient sanitary systems in urban and rural areas while also addressing the impact on natural aquatic ecosystems.

Where and when

22 May 2017


Dr. Mareike Braeckevelt (Center for Advanced Water Research)

Nexus Seminar Series

UNU-FLORES in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of TU Dresden is excited to announce the Nexus Seminar Series. The joint seminar series, which launched in 2015, features lectures by senior scholars that highlight all dimensions of research on the Nexus Approach, ranging from hands-on implementation strategies to theoretical debates. The Nexus Seminars serve not only as a platform for scientific exchange and cooperation between UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden but also a medium for the partner institutions to discuss their research with a broader audience.

Taking place once a month, each seminar is open to the public and held alternatingly at UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden.

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Lectures  |  , Event  |   6 Apr 2017

Lecture // Geology and the food-water-energy nexus in developing countries

Lecture by Professor Mike Stephenson, British Geological Survey. In this lecture, Prof. Mike Stephenson, Director of Science & Technology at the British Geological Survey, will discuss how population growth, urbanisation and...› more

Seminars  |  , Event  |   6 Apr 2017

Nexus Seminar // Multi-Scale Assessment and Land-Use Dependent Valuation of Hydrologic Ecosystem Services

Understanding the impacts of land-cover / land-use change (LCLUC) on the provision of hydrologic ecosystem services (HES) is key for effective watershed management. However, this understanding is hampered by multiple factors:...› more

Seminars  |  , Event  |   6 Apr 2017

Nexus Seminar // Remote Sensing for Water Management in African Savanna (Kruger National Park)

Savannas are among Africa’s most productive landscapes – supporting livestock/crops and livelihoods – but experience frequent droughts, aggravated by climate change and other human-induced changes. To maintain ecosystem...› more