Heavy rainfall in Berlin, falling water levels in the lakes of Brandenburg and changes in ecosystem services. These are the central topics of the Einstein Research Unit Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC), which focuses on Berlin-Brandenburg as a model region for research on the risks and solutions of altered water resources under climate change.

On the HU news portal, THESys Director and the project’s Co-Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner describes the research goals and working methods of CliWaC. “Our research project aims to improve the crisis resilience of the climate-water governance nexus in Berlin-Brandenburg – together with stakeholders and the population.” For him, crisis resistance means more than just being robust against extreme events such as droughts or heavy precipitation. “The region also needs to be adaptive and transformative to deal with rapidly changing environmental conditions in a way that continues to meet the needs of people and ecosystems.”

The entire interview can be read on the HU news portal: „Die Region muss auch lernfähig und transformationsfähig sein“

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CliWaC is a transdisciplinary research initiative of the Berlin University Alliance with partners from Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin, Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, and Charité.

Project website: https://www.cliwac.de/en