TRUST - Sustainable, fair and environmentally sound drinking water supply for prosperous regions with water shortage
BMBF-Joint research project
- Enddate: 04/2020
Trust: Sustainable, fair and environmentally sound drinking water supply for prosperous regions with water shortage: Developing solutions and planning tools for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals using the river catchments of the region Lima/Peru as an example
The Trust research project links approaches from science, engineering, and social sciences to develop solutions for access to safe drinking water and sustainable waste water management that are tailored to local conditions and accepted socially.
Sustainable water management in the light of present and changing climate and societal conditions requires a combination of monitoring, system understanding and prediction tools for water quantitiy and quality. The subprojects at KIT seek to develop improved methods for observing the state and predicting the future development of catchments in regions with water scarcity. Terrestrial monitoring and hydrological modelling at different scales (KIT) is combined with remote sensing methods (IPF) to inform strategic decision-making tools and concepts for integrated water supply and wastewater disposal. .