International Projects

 

EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIALOGUE –SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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The Exceed Project of Braunschweig University addresses to the Millennium Development Goal MDG 7/C “Ensure Environmental Sustainability - Halve by 2015 the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”. It aims to reach this target through international cooperation on capacity building and joint research.

 

The Exceed Project started 2009 at Braunschweig University together with 35 partner universities and research centres in developing and emerging countries. Pioneering research and academic cooperation projects with partners from Latin America, Middle East, Sub-Sahara Africa, and South-East Asia have been developed with a strong focus on sustainable and transferable solutions for each region’s predominant water-related issues. These cover i.a. water in arid and semiarid regions, use of reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, droughts and floods, and water quality and health, etc.

 

To achieve these goals, the existing study programs at partner universities on Sustainable Water Management at MSc and PhD levels are analyzed and upgraded, new courses initiated for the purpose of further education of scientific and technical staff at universities, enterprises, and public authorities at the respective regions. Summer schools, regional and international workshops, and seminars are organized for capacity building and further education, e.g. “Global Warming and Sustainable Water Management”, “Sustainable Flood Risk Analysis and Management”, “Water Quality Testing”, “Water and International Relations”, and “Training Course on Basic Water Quality Testing”. Furthermore, an intense exchange of students, young scientists, and professors in all directions south-north, north-south, and south-south accomplishes education for capacity building. The same topics are subject of joint research activities.

 

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