1st Berlin Water Dialogues

May 4, 2011 | Berlin, Germany

Leading experts from water and water-associated sectors were invited to discuss current and future solutions for water management problems from their own perspectives. The invitational meeting provided an excellent forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience as well as for networking.

The main questions were:

  • What can businesses and industries contribute to a sustained and future-oriented management of water resources in a globalised world?
  • What are necessary prerequisites and limiting factors in this context – where could flexibilities and vulnerabilities be identified?
  • What are the industry’s expectations towards political and state actors and how can the cooperation with research and the providers of water technology be optimised?

The event was supported by the German Federal Ministries for the Environment and for Development, the German Academy for Science and Engineering Acatech, the Climate-KIC innovation network and the Berlin Centre of Competence for Water KWB. It took place under the auspices of the Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit; Initiators: Messe Berlin, Berlinwasser, Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Women’s issues, Third World Centre for Water Management and TRIAD.