Water is a vital resource for life on earth, and yet, access to clean water is still a major issue in many parts of the world. This is why the United Nations established World Water Day, an annual event that aims to raise awareness about the importance of water and the need for its sustainable management.
This year's World Water Day is all about accelerating change to solve the global water and sanitation crisis. At KWB, we've been at the forefront of this change for years, and we're not slowing down anytime soon!
Our team at KWB is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to some of the most pressing water-related challenges we face today. From our work on WaterMan to reduce pressure on natural water resources in the Baltic Sea Region, to SmartWater in Berlin, where we're mitigating the effects of climate change and turning the city into a smart, climate-resilient metropolis, to PROMISCES, where we're fighting against PFAS and accelerating the transition to a zero-pollution Circular Economy.
One of our newest projects is WaterMan, which is a research project funded by the European Union's Interreg Baltic Sea Region program. The project aims to develop innovative solutions to reduce pressure on natural water resources in the Baltic Sea Region. By promoting water reuse practices and increasing the use of retained water, we hope to reduce the impact of climate change on the environment and ensure a long-term sustainable water supply for future generations.
Another project that we are proud to lead is SmartWater. The project aims to make Berlin a smart, climate-resilient metropolis by developing innovative blue and green solutions to manage water resources in the city. By developing a digital tool for agile urban construction project planning and to visualize and raise awareness about climate adaptation measures amongst citizens, we hope to reduce the impact of climate change and ensure a sustainable water future for Berlin.
We are also involved in the PROMISCES project, which aims to accelerate the transition to a zero-pollution Circular Economy by developing innovative solutions to manage and reduce the impact of PFAS, a group of chemicals that are widely used in industrial processes and are harmful to human health and the environment. By producing guidance for managing such substances as well as recommendations for enforcing relevant EU policy, strategies, and directives, we hope to reduce the impact of PFAS on the environment and public health.
These are just three examples of our many projects. At KWB, we’re committed to making every day World Water Day. We believe that everyone has a role to play in ensuring the sustainable management of water resources, and we’re proud to be part of a global movement working towards this goal. To learn more about how you can get involved, take a look at our various projects.