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

Irrigation 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 agriculture is urgently needed. It is therefore logical that the EU Commission has drawn up a draft law...More information


International ISOE-Summer School for young scientists

Brilliant Minds for Social-Ecological Transformations

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 approach is considered particularly successful when it comes to bringing together scientific and...More information


Planning security for municipalities: Forecasting future water demand

Water (symbol picture)

One of the tasks of municipalities is to guarantee reliable water supply. However, realistic planning is becoming increasingly difficult as water demand depends on various influencing factors such as demographic and climatic developments as well as changing economic structures, new water...More information


Sustainable Water Resources Management: The book on CuveWaters, a transdisciplinary research and development project

Cover "Integrated Water Resources Management in Water-scarce Regions"

The goal of the German-Namibian project CuveWaters was to make sustainable use of different water sources in one of the driest regions of the world. Between 2004 and 2015 and under the head of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, scientists from various disciplines worked together with...More information


UN World Water Day 2018 “Nature for Water”: Solutions for the global water crisis to be found (also) in nature

Planted facade

Can solutions to global water problems lie in nature itself? With this year’s motto for the World Water Day on 22 March, the United Nations focused on so-called nature-based solutions. This includes nature conservation measures that protect ecosystems and drinking water resources. ISOE – Institute...More information


First harvest using treated wastewater in the HypoWave research project

First harvest in the HyopWave project

Can salad plants only be supplied with purified wastewater and thus provide a high-quality harvest ? In the “HypoWave” research project, for the first time seedlings were planted in a hydroponic process and supplied with specially treated irrigation water from a wastewater treatment plant. So far,...More information


ISOE-Lecture: Social Ecology – Integrative Science for a Complex World

ISOE-Lecture WS 2017/18

In the winter semester of 2017/2018 ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research has continued its series of “ISOE-Lectures”. The topic of this year's lecture on February 8th was the role of social ecology in the USA and within the international discourse on global social-ecological challenges....More information

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