Global Problems - Joint Solutions
Urban water management ensures urban hygiene and is an indispensable prerequisite for living together in cities. It creates the conditions for people in cities to be supplied with clean water and for the waste water produced to be discharged and treated.
This is already happening in China and is reflected in the concept of the sponge city, which is being noticed all over the world. The handling of water in the city, however, also includes the examination of the pollution that occurs. The pollution of wastewater and rainwater with well-known and new pollutants are considerable barriers that can make it difficult to reuse wastewater and rainwater. Here science is called upon to show ways in which an adequate supply of water can also be provided in cities in the future to adequately satisfy the needs of a city.
For a long time Germany and China have been working together very trustfully in the field of urban water management. In this context, too, the project partners are very pleased that the German Ministry's financial support has given them the opportunity to push joint research, establish a broad academic exchange and thus pool their strengths in solving future challenges.