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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...

New Research Project „PlastX“

How to Sustainably Deal With Plastic?

Plastic is part of our daily lives. It can be used in various way, it is robust and cheap to produce. But plastic is mainly made from mineral oil and as a waste product it pollutes the environment....

No Society without Nature – Essays on the Development of Social Ecology

Society and nature are inseparably connected: Man is dependent on nature but at the same time his influence on nature has reached a level where one is now talking about a new era, the anthropocene....

Pharmaceutical Residues in the Water Cycle: Technical Solutions Are Approaching their Limits

Pharmaceutical residues that can be traced in Germany within almost all water bodies have been keeping science and water companies busy for years, the reason being that even elaborate technical...

Adapting to climate change using the example of Namibia: natural water sources in the driest regions on earth

Completion of the CuveWaters research and development project: Natural water sources have always been in short supply in Northern Namibia. It is becoming clear that water as a resource is going to...