In the new portfolio theme Helmholtz Water Science Network, five Helmholtz Centres are working together with numerous university partners to contribute to solving these major challenges. The Helmholtz Association will provide over €21 million in funding for the project until 2015.
“There is already great scientific expertise in the field of water research in Europe,” says Prof. Jürgen Mlynek, president of the Helmholtz Association. “But we need to create further forms of strategic cooperation with scientific networks. Water research needs to take a more systemic approach in the future in order to pool existing know-how and resources. By establishing the Helmholtz Water Science Network, the Helmholtz Association is assuming a key role in helping German science consolidate its leading position in the field of water research, which is of such importance for the future.“Helmholtz Association boosts research in key areas
These thematic alliances will enable urgently needed scientific foundations, modelling approaches, monitoring concepts, technologies and political instruments to be developed. Thus the Helmholtz Water Science Network is making an important contribution to improving water resources management in an ever changing world with ever greater demands on water resources.Partners in the Helmholtz Water Science Network
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