At the Institute for Water Management and Climate Future in Aachen, 17 experts from 17 countries met to discuss strategies for dealing with climate change in the water sector. The fact-finding mission "How Germany Deals with Climate Change: Water" was organised by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut e.V. It was an important exchange that advances international efforts to adapt to climate change in the water sector.
On Friday, 22nd of September, experts from 17 countries gathered at the Institute for Water Management and Climate Future in Aachen for an important exchange. These highly qualified professionals had come to Germany to discuss strategies and solutions for dealing with climate change in the water sector.
The fact-finding mission, entitled "How Germany Deals with Climate Change: Water", was organised by the German Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut e. V. Over the course of a week, the participants travelled from Berlin to Cologne and finally to Aachen.
After lunch, Manuel Krauß, Henry Risse, Ahlem Jomaa and Evelyn Mathyl gave an informative presentation on the Institute's work, particularly in the field of international cooperation. The projects presented, most of which take place in Africa, made a strong impression on the delegation.
The presentations were followed by a lively discussion. Experts from 17 different countries contributed their own experiences, perspectives and ideas on how to address climate change in the water sector. This intercultural collaboration led to a fruitful exchange of ideas and the identification of promising approaches that can be applied worldwide.