Collaborative Workshop by ABCD-Centre and CIPSEM on Water Security and Adaptation
Securing Our Water Future
On July 5th, 2023, the Centre For International Postgraduate Studies Of Environmental Management (CIPSEM) and ABCD-Centre collaborated to host a workshop series at TU Dresden, focusing on topics regarding the challenges and solutions proposals to achieve water security and climate adaptation in different countries. The event brought together various stakeholders, including scientists, decision-makers, and students, providing them with a platform for dialogue and information exchange to secure our water future.
The day began with a warm welcome from Prof. Stamm, the Head of TUD Dean Faculty of Civil Engineering, emphasizing the necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration to address the issues surrounding water security and climate adaptation. The workshop series effectively achieved this objective, featuring presenters from different countries and professional backgrounds. Participants had the opportunity to engage with NGO founders, academics, government officials, and students, who shared their insights on cutting-edge technologies and solutions regarding the topic.
Dr. Anna Görner, representing the CIPSEM team, extended her welcoming remarks, highlighting the significance of the partnership between ABCD Centre and CIPSEM in creating a space for students and alumni to shape a better future.
Additionally, she shared information regarding the International Postgraduate Training Program in environmental management for developing countries.
The conference included presentations from 12 professionals, with 8 of them being members of the CIPSEM team and four presenters affiliated with the ABCD-Centre, Prof. Mukand Babel and Mr Danish D. R, including two future environmental leaders, Fahad and Kumar. In addition to these insightful sessions, Dr Frances Guerin from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, shared a presentation titled "Seeing the Challenges of Water Through Art," offering a unique perspective on water-related issues through artistic expressions. Dr Anna Görner, representing the CIPSEM team, extended her welcoming remarks, highlighting the significance of the partnership between ABCD Centre and CIPSEM in creating a space for students and alumni to shape a better future.
The day concluded with an engaging exchange of ideas between decision-makers and scientists, during which the participants emphasized the importance of improving the availability of open data and refining the methodologies employed for data collection.
Overall, the workshop seires successfully provided a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and exploring innovative solutions for water security and adaptation challenges