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Special Issue "Current and future water-related risks in the Berlin–Brandenburg region"

News from Nov 21, 2023

Fresh water is a key resource for human life, natural and agricultural ecosystems, and many aspects of societal and economic systems. Climate change will affect the availability and the quality of fresh water particularly, through altering the characteristics and frequency of extremes such as droughts and flooding. This in turn puts the functioning of water-related sectors and ecosystem services at risk. This special issue focuses on water-related risks in the Berlin–Brandenburg region. Submissions related to new natural hazard detection, monitoring and modelling, vulnerability and risk assessment, and the development and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, as well as economic, societal, and educational aspects, are welcome. All contributions should have a focus on the specific regional setting of the Berlin–Brandenburg region, but authors are encouraged to draw connections and extrapolate findings that may have wider relevance outside the specific area.

Potential topics will include, but not be limited to:

  • Vulnerability of human-environment systems to water-related hazards and availability of good quality water.
  • Sustainable water resource management and solution for making human-environment systems more resilient to water-related hazards.
  •  Forms of governance to cope with emerging challenges and how solutions can be implemented. 
  • Public awareness, legal issues, administrative constraints and appropriate adaptation practices.

15 Nov 2023–31 May 2024 | Tobias Sauter (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany), Pedro Alencar (Technical University of Berlin, Germany), Axel Bronstert (University of Potsdam, Germany), Katrin Nissen (FU Berlin, Germany), Lena Masch (FU Berlin, Germany), Márk Somogyvári (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany), Uwe Ulbrich (FU Berlin, Germany), and Maria-Carmen Llasat (University of Barcelona, Spain)


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