Urban Water - Urbanization phenomenon & adequate water management

Details of the Working Group

Development & application of river basin simulators: Lead by Bertil Nlend. 

Today, urbanization phenomenon through population growth and land uses dynamics are affecting freshwater resources. Some authors even reveal that the effects of demographic boom and uncontrolled urbanization can be more dangerous than climate changes without a holistic understanding of the phenomenon. Under the HELPING umbrella, this working group (WG) on urban areas all over the world, on the potential and the challenges of freshwater in these zones to contribute for a better management of the resource and to avoid or reduce water crises. The WG will be organized in five themes: 1) water quality and protection of hydro systems 2) status of contaminants of emerging concerns 3) preparing urban systems for extremes 4) trends in global south (comparative and synthesis studies) 5) enhancement of citizen science. View the proposal and sign up here and view the Presentation from the November 2023 webinar.

Workshop announcement

The HELPING Working Group: Urban Water - Urbanization phenomenon & adequate water management is delighted to announce a call for abstracts for an upcoming 2-day workshop which will focus on the interface of urbanization and water management strategies, with a particular emphasis on addressing challenges and opportunities in the global south.


The workshop is hosted by LMU Munich, organised by the HELPING Working Group: Urban Water - Urbanization phenomenon & adequate water management, and supported by LMU Munich Postdoc Support funding and Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung. Please complete the questionnaire at your earliest convenience. Abstracts should be submitted online by 15 May 2024

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