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Model for an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Rhine-Main (Germany)

Strategy development for water resources management for almost 5 million inhabitants

On behalf of ahu AG, the FiW supported the State of Hesse (Germany) in developing a model for integrated water management in the Rhine-Main region. Today's decisions will have a lasting impact on the development of the rapidly growing region. It is already foreseeable that climate change, demographic change and increasing competition for use, will confront the management of water resources and the assurance of water supply with major challenges in the coming years and decades.

Model Process

The Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (HMUKLV) has initiated a dialogue process in 2016 to discuss principles, objectives and need for action for sustainable management and use of water resources. The process was accompanied by an interdisciplinary consortium of independent consultancy offices and institutes.

Consulting by FiW

The FiW dealt with all technical aspects related to the quality of water resources, in particular the pollution situation of groundwater. In an overall analysis of all available studies, conflicts of use and potential risks were assessed, needs for action formulated and measures and instruments recommended.