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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...

Autonomous vehicles

an opportunity for public transport

The autonomous vehicle is approaching market maturity. This becomes obvious looking at the latest experiments and media reports which were issued on the occasion of the International Automobile Fair...

ISOE Policy Briefs – new series on the results of sustainability research

Three Policy Briefs on current topics of sustainability research are constituting the start of a new series of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research publications. The policy briefs are...

Water for the dry season – Handing over the floodwater harvesting plant in Iipopo, central-northern Namibia

During the rainy season normally there is abundant rain- and surface water sufficient for irrigation purposes available in northern Namibia. During average rainy seasons, the widely branched river...

World Water Day 2015

World water decade ends – Problems of global water supply stay

The World Water Day on March 22 marks the end of the UN-Decade “Water for Life” the goal of which was to improve the water supply worldwide. But access to clean water and sufficient amounts of...

Diagnosis of an Anthropocene – consequences for science

Independently of whether the earth’s history books have to be re-written: The idea of the Anthropocene has been aired and it seems improbable that mankind will go back to a situation in which it no...