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Excellence Center for Development Cooperation - Sustainable Water Management

Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig

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1 Project description

Foto: DAAD Water is undeniably one of the core issues in 21st century discussions on development cooperation. Worldwide more than 1.2 billion people have no access to drinking water, and three billion have neither sanitary nor wastewater disposal facilities. Numerous development goals are based on the availability of water. The primary goal of the Brunswick competence centre and its international cooperation partners is therefore to develop core proposals for sustainable water management. This includes technologies for manifold use and re-use of water. For instance two-thirds of fresh-water worldwide is currently used in agriculture – resources that literally drain away into the ground. This fresh water could be used further. The water utilized in the industrial sector could also be recycled and re-used. Further research priorities include the water supply for Mega-Cities, coastal engineering and water-ecosystems.

The think tank consists of a global network of equal partners. Together training courses and graduate school programmes are developed and experts trained as policy consultants. Its aim is to anchor the water-management issue in the political agenda of both developing and industrialised countries. The results of the research will be put at the disposal of policy-makers, public authorities and organisations. The aim of the project is to enable them to influence ecological, socio-economic and political changes and thus to contribute actively to the achievement of the 7th Millennium Development Goal (MDG) "Ecological Sustainability”.

In order to to build up the necessary knowledge and competence, the University of Brunswick, three satellite centres in Jordan, Mexico and Vietnam and further nineteen Higher Education Institutions (HEI) offer study and further training programmes and are working together on research projects on "Sustainable Water Management”.

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powerpoint-presentation of the TU Braunschweig (pdf)

Primary Millennium Development Goal:

MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Related Millennium Development Goals:

MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
MDG 4: Reduce child mortality
MDG 5: Improve maternal health

2 Cooperation partners

Main partners

Mu'tah University, Jordan
Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico Braunschweig Netzwerk
Hanoi Water Resources University, Vietnam

Other partners

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Ain Shams University, Ägypten
University of Rhode Island, USA
Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Bogor Agricultural University (Institut Pertanian Bogor), Indonesia
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brasilien
Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brasilien
National University of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam
National Water Research Center (NWRC), Ägypten
Vietnamese German Universit, Vietnam
Yildiz Technical University, Türkei
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Alexandria University, Ägypten
University of Jordan, Jordanien
Al-Shaba University of Aleppo, Syrien
Selcuk University, Türkei
Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK), Türkei
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasilien
Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentinien
Tongji University, China

3 Contact persons

Responsible personFoto: DAAD

Prof. Dr. Ali Müfit Bahadir
Institut für Ökologische Chemie und Abfallanalytik
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Hagenring 30
38106 Braunschweig

phone +49 (0) 531/391-5961
Fax: +49 (0) 531/391-5799

e-mail: m DOT bahadir AT tu-braunschweig DOT de

First contact and general information

apl. Prof. Dr. Andreas Haarstrick

phone +49 (0) 531/391-5970

e-mail: a DOT haarstrick AT tu-bs DOT de

4 Publications

Relevant publications of the project can be found here.

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Date: 2015-03-03