Press Release 123/2018

Assessing the Risks of Micropollutants, Sustainable Water Reservoir Management, Visualizing Drought

Status Colloquium of the Baden-Württemberg Water Research Funding Program on October 08 and 09, 2018 in Stuttgart
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Universities in Baden-Württemberg pool their competencies in water research to improve water supply and water quality. (Photo: Stefan Haun, Stuttgart University)

Water is considered one of the most important resources of the 21st century. Within the funding program “Netzwerk Wasserforschung Baden-Württemberg” (Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg), an initiative of the State Ministry for Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK), state universities study how water availability can be ensured in sufficient amount and quality. The network office at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will organize the status colloquium to present the results of the three joint projects on October 08 and 09, 2018, 13.00 hrs, in Stuttgart.




The following three interdisciplinary projects will be presented:


Effect-Net: Causal Relations for Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Water Ecosystems


Spokesperson: Professor Thomas Braunbeck, Heidelberg University

More information: 

CHARM: Understanding Reservoirs – Sustainable Management of Reservoirs


Spokesperson: Professor Silke Wieprecht, Stuttgart University

More information:  


DRIeR: Effects of Droughts – Making the Invisible Visible


Spokespersons: Professor Kerstin Stahl and Professor Jens Lange, Freiburg University

More information: (in German only)


More information:


Status colloquium of the Baden-Württemberg Water Research Funding Program

Monday, October 08 to Tuesday, October 09, 2018, from 13.00 hrs
Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19, 70174 Stuttgart

The program will be in German.


Mit wissenschaftlicher Unterstützung von:


Further material:

Press release on the start of the “Netzwerk Wasserforschung in Baden-Württemberg“, August 2015




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