IFAT 2022 - International Forum

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Two sessions and a subsequent discussion await you at the forum organized by DWA. A separate registration is not necessary. Your trade fair ticket includes free entry.

Where: Forum Water/Wastewater - Hall C3

When: 30 May 2022

Session 1

Water sector as driver for climate adaptation - Changing relevance of the topic in the international cooperation and projects - DWA in cooperation with KfW, GIZ, DIE and BGR

When: Monday, 30 May 2022, 15:55h - 16:40h

Moderation: Dr. Ines Dombrowsky, German Development Institut (DIE), Bonn, Germany

The water sector is a key motor for climate change adaptation. Against the background of the universality of Sustainable Development Goals SDG 6 and SDG 13, the session will present strategies and projects for climate adaptation in the water sector. German actors report on innovative approaches at home and abroad.

  • Water-sensitive urban development using the example of the Emscher region, Germany
    • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Uli Paetzel, EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT/LIPPEVERBAND, Essen, Germany
  • Water as Driver for Resilient Urban Transformation
    • Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Barbara Gerhager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany
  • Water Sector of KfW Development Bank: Climate Resilience – Portfolio and Project Examples
    • Speaker: Dr. Stefan Gramel, KfW Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Back underground - closing the water cycle through groundwater recharge
    • Speaker: Ramon Brentfuehrer, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) Hannover, Germany

Discussion and end of session

Session 2

Technical rules and standards as a driver for development in the Water sector - DWA with Associations Partners

When: Monday, 30 May 2022, 16:50h - 17:35h

Moderation: Dipl.-Ing. Edgar Firmenich, Berlin, Germany

Environmentally sound infrastructure and safe operation in the water sector is greatly facilitated by technical standards. How transferable are technical regulations across language borders, and what effect do they have in large communities?  In this session, technical associations with a wealth of experience as rule-makers will have their say.

  • Technical rules and standards for the German Water Sector : Relevance - Development – current focuses
    • Referent: Roland Knitschky, DWA, Hennef, Germany
  • Development of water-related technical standards in the harmonised regulatory framework of Europe - experience from Poland

    • Referenten: Klara Ramm / Jakub Kucharski, IGWP, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Discussion on the transferability and possibility to translate technical standards.