Asia – Cooperation with GIZ

For the first time, the Fraunhofer IGB has been involved as a partner in a regional development project organized and conducted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to provide consultancy to ten Asian cities on the integration of their respective water, energy and food security sectors.

Integrated resource management in Asian cities – the urban nexus

© Fraunhofer IGB

© Fraunhofer IGB

In the project “Integrated resource management in Asian cities – the urban nexus” the Fraunhofer IGB visited selected cities together with GIZ staff and identified examples of best-practice habitat-adapted solutions that are to be implemented in the course of the project.

At a workshop in Bangkok in June 2013, the Fraunhofer IGB presented potential approaches and technical solutions for an integrated water management system. Three of the carefully selected cities have already been a destination for IGB visits. Further on-site analyses are scheduled for 2014 in Mongolia, China, Vietnam and Thailand. The results of the analyses and the resulting implementation proposals will be presented at a further workshop for decision makers from all pilot cities.