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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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