Inspired by nature:
Combining natural and engineered systems in water management

VENUE: “berlin-brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften”
FEES: The participation at this conference is free of charge.


Water management requires intensive cooperation across sectors and disciplines. Yet, bringing oneself to thinking beyond the individual silo is a hard and continuous process. Especially as the natural and economic environments become more and more unpredictable.
BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues is the leading platform in Germany to bridge the gap between research and practice, across sectors. Therefore, this year it partners with the Horizon 2020 AquaNES project which explores the feasibility and effectiveness of combining man-made, engineered solutions with nature-inspired water management systems.
During BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues 2019, the innovations that emerged in the course of the AquaNES project are presented and examined from the perspective of concrete challenges to water management. Secondly, practitioners from the private sector will discuss the challenges that they face when implementing large-scale water management projects and to what extend they can and wish to incorporate research results such as those brought forward by AquaNES.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM will follow soon.

BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues 2018




Event Background

The BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues is a series of events initiated as a platform for dialogue in 2011 by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. Participants from business, research, politics and non-governmental organisations are encouraged to actively participate in the exchange of knowledge, ideas, concepts and experience on cutting-edge topics and issues in international water management and to discuss water management challenges in a solution-oriented manner. The participatory approach thus brings together proven experts and a broad spectrum of different stakeholders of the international water industry and promotes their mutual exchange of knowledge as well as goal- and action-oriented cooperation. In addition, the diligent selection of topics promotes the nexus between water, food and energy management.


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