The weather events of the past year again demonstrated that climate change is in full swing. Even if we do our utmost to keep the greenhouse gas emissions within the internationally agreed limits, we have to cope with the climate phenomena now being experienced. The climate change won’t stop suddenly.
We all know that the man-made climate change has a very direct and immediate impact on water management. For years, we have been dealing with the resulting challenges, since it is our first concern that cities remain liveable in the future. Our Annual Report provides you with an overview about our research activities we are performing to achieve this goal.
We are glad to have the opportunity of thanking all our national and international project partners, in particular our shareholders Berliner Wasserbetriebe and the Berlin Technologie Stiftung for their support, and finally the funding bodies and the Berlin municipalities for providing institutional funding.
Edith Roßbach, Regina Gnirss