ZEF theme: Water resources (management)

Water resources (management)

In many regions of the world water resources are being overexploited and polluted. In addition, severe floods and droughts are putting food security, the natural environment and people’s health at risk. These developments call for a thorough re-thinking of current water management strategies. Especially when we look at future challenges related to climate change and an increasing competition for water resources.

ZEF has longstanding experience in water-related research, especially in Central Asia and Africa. ZEF’s strength lies in linking different dimensions by applying interdisciplinary approaches and bridging gaps between stakeholders by using transdisciplinary approaches. Moreover, ZEF has a strong international research and stakeholder network.

ZEF is a member in the Bonn Water Network.

(Photo: Jochen Dürr, Ethiopia)