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Water in sink (©studioDG/Fotolia)

UN World Water Day on 22 March

“Water turnaround” is needed to ensure safe water supply worldwide

On 22 March, World Water Day, the United Nations proclaims the motto “Leave no one behind – water and sanitation for all”. The current UNESCO World Water Report shows how difficult it is to achieve...

In times of drought

Case studies show feasibility of water reuse in agriculture 

Extreme weather conditions such as prolonged periods of drought represent new challenges for agriculture. What is needed are water-saving irrigation technologies and plant productions that can operate...

Well-intentioned, but unsuitable: EU regulation on water reuse in agriculture

Competition for water resources between agriculture, industry and public water supply is increasing. In view of the increasing demand, a European regulation on the possibilities of water reuse in...

International ISOE-Summer School for young scientists

A sustainable creation of the future calls for the knowledge of many, including numerous scientific disciplines, but also the empirical knowledge of social actors. The transdisciplinary research...

Groundwater as a source of global nutrition

water crisis leads to bottlenecks in food production

Food security is high on the United Nations Agenda 2030. But can this sustainability goal – the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – be achieved? The future management of available groundwater...

It’s not all about technology

transforming the traffic system requires a new mobility culture

The future of the German car industry largely depends on whether it can achieve an ecologic change of course. The demand for vehicles that are neither taking climate targets nor emission limits of...

Future-oriented water infrastructures

recommendations for transformation

The future orientation of water infrastructure systems in Germany is on trial: in expanding metropolitan regions the systems are already approaching the limits of their capacity and in shrinking rural...

World Water Day 2017

It doesn’t always have to be drinking water – using wastewater as a resource

The distribution conflicts with regard to water resources are no longer limited to arid areas of our planet. Even in Germany where water is comparatively abundant, conflicts of use occasionally arise....

Scientists recommend realignment of biodiversity research

Current research results show the main cause behind the ongoing loss of biological diversity to be uncertain knowledge or a complete lack of knowledge about the complex links between nature and...

German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)

Evaluation on ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research

On the 11th of July, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) has published its evaluation on ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research. The report acknowledges the...