Press releases on the topic
Press releases and radio contributions on the topic
Even the summer of rain brought little relief. Brandenburg must practice living with persistent drought. That's what a farmer, a researcher, the head of a water association and a minister are doing.
In the end, the summer was even too wet. But after many years of drought, even the latest precipitation has not alleviated the situation. What measures can help? Four experts answer.
ALDI North makes perfect profit with free groundwater
Periods of drought not only endanger nature, but also groundwater and thus our drinking water. Captured rainwater could provide a remedy. But this requires certain conditions.
What to do about drought? Experts see "artificial groundwater recharge" as a solution to Germany's drought problems.
According to Berlin hydrogeologist Irina Engelhardt, the recharge of artificial groundwater during heavy rainfall could provide relief during periods of drought in the future.
More and more people are building a pool in their backyard. How does water consumption go hand in hand with drought and forest fires? A site visit to Brandenburg
Summers are getting hotter, rain is falling more unpredictably - but water just keeps flowing from the tap?
Hydrogeologist Irina Engelhardt warns: Berlin could face a massive water shortage in as little as ten years. What needs to happen immediately.
Hydrogeologist Irina Engelhardt on a technical solution that buffers droughts.
Dry soils, empty riverbeds, broken trees - all of this did not only show up in the dry summer of 2022, it will continue to occur this summer and summers to come.
Huge amounts of rain in Berlin within a short period of time - a blessing for nature after such a long drought? That's what the experts say.
It rained a lot on Friday, nature is breathing a sigh of relief. A steady downpour is especially helpful, as heavy precipitation often runs off above ground, explains hydrogeologist Irina Engelhardt.
The water level has been falling for years. Climate change, among other factors, is to blame. Can the lake still be
Water via long-distance pipelines from Bavaria - how realistic is that?
Drought summers, falling river levels, dried-up forests - water shortage is an issue that is also playing an increasingly important role in Germany in view of the advancing climate change.
Panel discussion on water scarcity in Berlin - with contribution by Prof Irina Engelhardt
Part of the exhibition ":RETOOL" at the ZKM in Karlsruhe - until 18.12.
Presentation of the Spreewasser:N project at the "Meet the Scientist" at the Berlin Climate Day
Workshop at the LAG conference (10.09.2022) of the Green Party Berlin. With contribution by Prof Engelhardt.
Rarely before have people felt the effects of climate change as they have this summer. Water is scarce. Around 2.2 billion people have no regular access to safe drinking water.
Climate change - Summers are getting hotter, drinking water less and less. But instead of taking countermeasures, politicians are making many mistakes - for example in Brandenburg.
Hydrogeologist Irina Engelhardt from the Technical University of Berlin explains in an interview why water is so scarce in Brandenburg and what can be done about it.
Dramatically low numbers of local stork offspring - exchange between various environmental actors from politics and the public - with contribution by Prof. Irina Engelhardt
Since 2018, Brandenburg has lacked a whole year's worth of rain. One consequence: the rivers are drying up. Experts are trying to get a grip on the problem.
Water scarcity concerns us all, as our region is particularly affected. In the course of climate change, the problem will increase. Lectures and discussion on the topic of water in Brandenburg.
Does what belongs together flow together? - Does the metropolitan region need to move closer together when it comes to water? If so, how?
Brandenburg is particularly affected by drought. At the same time, consumption is increasing - e.g., by more and more pools and the new Tesla factory. There are solutions, but they are expensive.
How much groundwater does Brandenburg have - today and in the coming decades? The state has presented a balance sheet - but how realistic are the figures? Experts are expressing doubts.
Water is becoming scarce in Brandenburg. What are the consequences and how can the problem be tackled? At the Antenne Stammtisch in Strausberg, discussions were held with various guests.
Climate change with high temperatures and little precipitation is causing the groundwater level in Brandenburg to drop dramatically.
Northeast Germany has been suffering from a water shortage for years. Saving alone will not be enough
Contribution by rbb24 Abendschau
An extremely dry March reminds Brandenburg and Berlin of their water problem. Industrial settlements like Tesla and the end of coal mining are likely to exacerbate the situation
Press release of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) on World Water Day
Contribution by Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt in the podcast "Wissenswerte" (Worth knowing)
Contribution by Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt in the programme "Deutschland heute" (Germany Today)
Dispute over groundwater in Grünheide - a conflict of principles
Märkische Onlinezeitung: Falling groundwater levels are an alarming sign. Little research has been done on what climate change will mean for the supply of the Spree region in the future.
Drought and dryness in our region Can innovative water technologies help?
Water in Berlin - where to get it?
What was taken for granted for a long time no longer seems certain today: In recent years, Berlin has been living beyond its (water) means ...
The recent hot summers and extreme weather events have made it clear that man-made climate change is not only a threat to the environment, but also to ...
The demand for water in Berlin is increasing. The Stiftung Zukunft Berlin presents measures to counter the impending water crisis.
The initiative "Wasser bewegt Berlin" (Water Moves Berlin) demands more measures from the new Senate to secure the supply in the capital.
Reports from the field: Climate change and water resources in Berlin-Brandenburg, limited number of participants
Discussion: Overview of the hydrological situation in Berlin-Brandenburg, drought, heavy rain, floods - how local authorities deal with the consequences for our natural resource water
The effects of the climate crisis have become clear in the last three years. Brandenburg, one of the federal states with the lowest precipitation, is particularly affected.
Joint media information from TU Berlin and Politecnico di Milano
Researchers in Berlin and Milan investigate the transport of microorganisms during bank filtration
Tesla is building its electric car factory in Grünheide in the middle of a groundwater protection area. That alone is causing unrest. ...
Above ground, Brandenburg appears to be a state rich in water. But underground, there is a lack of water. Hydro-geologist Irina Engelhardt reports how critical the situation is.
Media information of the TU Berlin: The results of the "MedWater" research project can help to reduce the conflict potential ...
According to the construction documents, piles are to be driven into the ground to stabilize the factory. Thousands of ...
Simulations are being carried out at the TU Berlin for a risk assessment of the transport of viruses ...
"Germs and viruses can also spread via surface and ground water and ..."
In the news section of the current issue of "Grundwasser - Zeitschrift der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie"...
As a contribution to improve a sustainable use of our freshwater resources at a local and global scale...