GLOBAL WATER AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION CENTRE
ABCD – CENTRE
The Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre – Aachen, Bangkok, Chennai, Dresden (ABCD-Centre) addresses the pressing issue of humanity’s adaptation to the consequences of climate change with a special focus on water. As a joint effort between leading scientific institutions, it enables a global dialogue, the transfer of research results into practice and the education of future environmental leaders.
The project partners, RWTH Aachen University, Asian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, United Nations University – Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and Technische Universität Dresden are joining forces under the umbrella of the ABCD-Centre. This unique combination of excellent academic institutions from India, Thailand and Germany strive to bring about a lively academic exchange, to implement innovative cooperation formats and to achieve a lasting impact for society.
The project partners, RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok (AITB), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), United Nations University – Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) are joining forces in an effort to address the global challenge of climate change with a particular focus on water security and climate change adaptation in a systematic manner. What unites the five project partners, is the shared idea that global problems need a global solution and that scientific cooperation between North and South is the need of the hour. The Centre to be established shall be a manifestation of this idea and shall work towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. SDG-6 is intended to ensure “availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Achieving SDG-6 is central to the overall agenda. Clean water and sanitation facilities are considered by the UN as “basic human rights”. In this sense, it should be acknowledged the interconnected dynamic between SDG-6 targets and every other Goal.
Dr. Firas Aljanabi
Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre
Aachen – Bangkok – Chennai – Dresden
at Technische Universität Dresden
01062 Dresden, Germany