IWRM Seminar auf der World Water Week in Stockholm

Auf der World Water Week in Stockholm (26. - 31. August 2011) fand eine Session zum Integrierten Wasserressourcen-Management statt. Zahlreiche interessierte Konferenzteilnehmer nahmen an der Veranstaltung teil.

Event description

The seminar addressed integrated concepts for urban water and sanitation planning and their implementation in emerging and developing countries. Its objective was to share results from international (action) research initiatives and practical management approaches from (mega)-cities in Asia, Africa and from cities in the Middle East. The focus was on improving water buffer management of urban dwellers who are dependent on in-situ self-help supply like private wells and rainwater harvesting.

Urban water supply systems often do not reach the entire city. Water recharge, retention and re-use solutions provide hands-on means to secure safe water supply as well as mitigating flooding in urban environments. This includes not only the safe use of the natural water buffer that the shallow groundwater provides, but also the use of the storage in deeper aquifers, the potential for rainwater harvesting in a variety of ways and the opportunities to enhance water conservation in urban planning and storm water management.

The outputs of the seminar are:

   1. a better understanding of practical implementation challenges by scientists and
   2. an increased knowledge base for practitioners in the field of urban water resources management.


Chair: Dr Richard Carter, Head of Technical Support Unit, WaterAid

09:00  Opening and Welcome. Dr Richard Carter, Dr. Löwe, 3R representative (tbc)
09:15  Creating a 'Water bank' for the city of Windhoek. Greg Christelis, Department of Water Affairs
09:30  Urbanisation and sustainable sanitation development by adapted participatory Planning. 
          Dr Thomas Kluge and Dr Jutta Deffner, Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE)
09:45  Rainwater harvesting  in urban centers of Africa. Tekalign Tsige, Regional Technical Advisor UN-HABITAT
10:00  Rainwater and storm water conservation in Dhaka: experiences and challenges. Ms. Hasin Jahan, Water Aid Bangladesh
10:15  Greywater management as part of water demand management in Jordan. Nisreen Haddadin, Ministry of Water and Irrigation
10:30  Implementation research for decentralized wastewater concepts in Jordan. Dr R.A. Müller, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
10:45  Coffee break
11:15  4 Round table discussions and plenary feedback on:

    * Water buffering in megacities and its integration in urban planning
    * Valuation and  financing of 3R in urban environment
    * Participation processes in IWRM
    * Reuse and sustainability

12:15  Closure and Wrap-up. Dr Richard Carter
12:30  Close of seminar



  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Department Aquatische Ökosystemanalyse und Management

    • Sabrina Kirschke, Dr. Ralf Ibisch, Christian Stärz
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    • 39114 Magdeburg
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