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No. 05 – December 2021

The ICWRGC newsletter regularly informs on news about our activities in the field of hydrology dealing with research, data, networks, education and training as well as events at a national and international level.

Data & Modelling

01 Dec 2021

Successful Start of Water Data Workshop Serial in West- and Central Asia

The International Center for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC, Koblenz, Germany) and the Regional Center on Urban Water Management (RCUWM, Tehran, Iran), both UNESCO Category 2 Water Centres, started this data workshop serial in 2021. ...
24 Nov 2021

CO-MICC Portal official launch

During this web-based seminar, we will present the CO-MICC Knowledge and Data Portal on freshwater-related hazards of climate change. ...
29 Nov 2021

The REMODEL Project at the First German Reproducibility Day

Sustainable and high-quality research in Germany needs OpenScience. Dr. Robert Reinecke presented his project REMODEL at the first German Reproducibility Day on Tuesday 11/16/21. ...
04 Oct 2021

Interactive Story Maps on SDG Indicator 6.3.2

Accompanying the release of the new SDG 6.3.2 Status Report on Global Water Quality, GEMS/Water has published two interactive Story Maps with background information, videos, charts and maps. ...
01 Sep 2021

New SDG 6.3.2 Status Report

The new Status Report on Global Water Quality has been introduced on the occasion of the World Water Week 2021 in Stockholm. ...


25 Oct 2021


ICWRGC Collaborating on New PhD Program to Advance Water Science in Southern Africa
ICWRGC is part of the team working to build the foundation of the new PhD program in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), along with the Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) and the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST). ...
25 Oct 2021


A research initiative about climate change and environmental degradation in the Mediterranean Region
The initiative “Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change” (MedECC) is committed to ensuring that the risks associated with environmental and climate change in the Mediterranean region are presented in a transparent and scientific way, thus providing a basis for political decision-making. ...

Education/Capacity Development

28 Oct 2021

Announcing Call for PhD Scholarships

ICWRGC, in partnership with the Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) and the Namibian University for Science and Technology (NUST), is excited to announce the call for 15 fully funded PhD scholarships. ...
08 Oct 2021

Promoting capacity building: UNESCO Centres ICWRGC and IRTCES organize joint UNESCO Training Workshop on Sediment Monitoring for Sustainable River Management in collaboration with the BfG

From 6th to 10th September 2021, the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC), the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES, Peking) and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) hosted the five-day training workshop “River Basin Sediment Monitoring and Management” ...
06 Sep 2021

New Master thesis: "Sustainability of Groundwater in the Mediterranean in the Context of Climate Change – An Investigation of Groundwater Recharge Projections using an Ensemble of Global Hydrological Models"

Daniel Kretschmer from Technical University of Munich has written his master thesis on “Sustainability of Groundwater in the Mediterranean in the Context of Climate Change” in cooperation with ICWRGC. ...
31 Jun 2021

Potsdam Summer School 2021

“Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea” is the motto of this year’s Potsdam Summer School. ...
19 Jun 2021

15th International German Summer School on Hydrology (IGSH) – Groundwater and Urbanization

The 15th ”International German Summer School on Hydrology (IGSH)”, supported by ICWRGC, will be held at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) from 8 – 22 September 2021 with this year’s focus on “Groundwater and Urbanization”. ...


01 Dec 2021

CHR celebrates its 50th anniversary

The International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine basin celebrated its 50th anniversary in Wageningen (the Netherlands) on October 21 and 22, 2021. ...
16 Sep 2021

Hydrology Day 2021

This year’s Hydrology Day (HD) was held – exceptionally in summer – in Potsdam on the Griebnitzsee campus under the motto “Hydrology – linking environmental spheres and disciplines”. ...
07 Sep 2021

German UNESCO Commission Celebrates 70th Anniversary of its Founding

The accession of the Federal Republic of Germany to UNESCO in 1951 was a major step for reintegration into the international community. ...


22 Nov 2021

Luna Bharati – new contact person for the PhD programme SASSCAL at the ICWRGC

Dr. Luna Bharati has over 15 years of post-PhD. experience as a senior scientist and research program manager with extensive international expertise in North America, Europe, South Asia, South-East Asia and West Africa. ...
28 Sep 2021

German HÖRZU Magazine Interviews Harald Köthe, Director of ICWRGC

Harald Köthe, Director of ICWRGC, was interviewed by HÖRZU’s editor Melanie Koch within the scope of a major article on the topic “Trocknet unsere Erde aus?” (Is our earth drying up?). ...
08 Jul 2021

Dr. Marianela Fader interviewed by JUNIA magazine

Dr. Fader, Deputy Director of ICWRGC, was interviewed within the scope of an article on a growing shortage of water resources. ...
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