Cooperation in Research and Education: Climate–Water–Environmental Risk

  • DATE / TIME:
    2020/11/11    14:50 - 16:20

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    Organisers: UNU-FLORES, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), University of Bonn


    • Dr Zita Sebesvari, Head of Academic Section ‘Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services’ (EVES), UNU-EHS
    • Prof. Mariele Evers, Professor of Ecohydrology and Water Resource Management, University of Bonn
    • Dr Yvonne Walz, Associate Academic Officer, UNU-EHS


    • Christina Froemder, Scientific Coordinator in Sustainability and Innovation Management, UNU-FLORES
    • Raghid Shehayeb, Intern, UNU-FLORES

    This instalment of the International Water Colloquium series will be held by Dr Zita Sebesvari (UNU-EHS) and Prof Dr Mariele Evers (University of Bonn) on the topic “Cooperation in Research and Education: Climate–Water–Environmental Risk”.

    UNU-EHS and the Geographical Institute of the University of Bonn collaborate in research and education in terms of climate, water, and environmental risks. During the lecture, Prof. Mariele Evers from the University of Bonn and Dr Zita Sebesvari and Dr Yvonne Walz from UNU-EHS will share insights on their cooperation within the project Climafri, in which they work together with an international consortium on the challenges connected to flood hazards in the transboundary Lower Mono River catchment of Togo and Benin. They will illustrate how education is connected with their research in relation to a joint Master study programme and discuss needs and challenges in future research.

    International Water Colloquium

    UNU-FLORES, in collaboration with Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the University of Bonn, is delighted to present the International Water Colloquium. This joint lecture series on the topic of “Cooperation in Water Management – Tackling a Global Challenge” is an interactive and interdisciplinary colloquium, which forms a dialogue between a scientist and a practitioner from a local partner institution/industry partner. It seeks to showcase the combined forces of collaborative research to tackle global challenges in water management.

    Each session presents one project of a UNU institution and its local partner institute. These sessions are planned to be held online in November and December 2020 and build a start of a long-term relationship and collaborative network between UNU institutions and their local partner universities.

    Each session will be held in the form of a 90-min Zoom webinar, starting with a 60-min lecture/dialogue between the researchers and partners followed by a 30-min discussion round with the audience.

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