Sustainable use and fair distribution of water is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Around the world, scarce freshwater resources and their associated ecosystems are being overexploited, polluted and degraded. Climate projections suggest that climate change will lead to severe droughts more frequently in central Europe - the climate crisis entails a water crisis. Water shortages during droughts may lead to conflicts over water and confront stakeholders and decisionmakers with questions of water distribution and priority use: Who gets how much, who gets first, and who decides over that? Since some groundwater bodies are already in risk of over abstraction due to poor groundwater governance, drought related water conflicts may lead to a broader politicization of water resources in Germany. In her lecture, Wibke Müller from the Department of Geography and Geology, University of Greifswald, will present her empirical findings in an in-depth study of a water conflict during the 2018 drought in Germany.
Organisation and moderation
Verena Liu, Arne Segelke, Torsten Veit, Alexander Waszynski
The lecture will take place as a hybrid event.
Please observe the current hygiene instructions (3G regulations) when attending on site. The maximum number of people present in the lecture hall is 39.
If you want to follow the lecture online via Zoom, please contact us at baltic-peripetiesuni-greifswaldde.