Sunday, June 19, 2011

CfA: “Summer School on Global Warming and Sustainable Water Management”; November 16-22, Braunschweig, Germany

CfA: "Summer School on Global Warming and Sustainable Water Management"

November 16 – 22, 2011 / Braunschweig, Germany

The summer school purposes to increase the understanding of the interactions between climate change and water management. The aim is to clarify causes and effects of climate change and to underline the benefits of a sustainable management of water resources on global warming and on water-, energy- and nutrient cycles. With respect to the different home countries of the participants and their specific questions and problems, strategies will also be discussed how the water sector can contribute to cope with climate change on a local scale. Therefore the participants should be prepared to discuss local problems in their home country due to global warming.

Topics of the summer school:

  • Global Warming – Identifying the problem
  • Activities in the water sector contributing to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Carbon emissions from Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP)
  • Energy production on WWTP
  • Improving energy efficiency of water and wastewater treatment
  • Wastewater reuse in industry and agriculture
  • Energy sources at WWTP
  • Alternative technologies for water management
  • How to change social patterns and government policies
  • Improving social awareness

The course consists of lectures, discussion sessions, participation to the two day international symposium „Re-Water Braunschweig" on water reuse and inspecting the techniques applied for a comprehensive water and nutrient recycling concept in the city of Braunschweig.

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