World Water Day 22 March 2017
In cooperation with the local groups of Viva con Agua and the Ingenieuren ohne Grenzen we organised a series of lectures on the world water day in 2017.
Prof. Dr. Haarstrick, working at the Institut for Sanitary Environmental Engineering of the TU Braunschweig talked about the availablity and future of water as a resource. He also informed the listeners about the project „Sustainable water management in developing countries“. He focused on the water stress in especially populous areas in the world.
Afterwards, Prof. Dr. Dockhorn, working at the same institute spoke about growing plants with the help of sewage (HypoWave). Hydroponik is introduced as a well working system to use the low nutrient level of treated wastewater. This water can help to produce plants/food very environmentally friendly.
Julian Cordes, leading the project „Weltwunder“ of the „Verband für Entwicklungspolitik in Niedersachsen“, talked about the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. In detail, he explained the history oft he SDGs and the implementation in Lower Saxony.
Adam Rybszleger, a member of „Ingenieure ohne Grenzen“ talked about their waterproject in Balanka, Togo. The projects aim is to provide access to water especially for children in order for them to be able to attend school. Normally, children and women have to look for water several hours a day which makes school attendence nearly impossible. They also want to help all the others in the village and are preparing to broaden the project in regard to additional water projects.
We planned to show the documentation „Thirsty for Justice – the struggle tot he human right of water“ but because of the time we weren’t able to.
At this point, we would like to thank all the participants for their time and are happy to announce that there have been about 60 people listening.