City of Bonn, Flood 2021
City of Bonn, Summer 2022

Welcome to the Bonn Water Network

Water is life – and a key resource for sustainable development and the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. Many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depend on the availability of sufficient and clean water resources. From Bonn as a major hub for sustainable development, the Bonn Water Network contributes to strengthen the expertise needed in research, training and practice to implement water-related sustainable development goals around the world.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© BWN

About the BWN

Learn more about the BWN Story, the Networks Mission, Purpose and Objectives

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Till Stellmacher

Activities

Past and upcoming events and other activities

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© BWN

Contact

Get in touch with the BWN member and partner organisations

Activities
Debate on urban resilience in the face of increasing extreme water events and especially floods

Together with the city of Bonn as a United Nations’ Making Cities Resilient 2030 hub, and ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), the BonnWaterNetwork organized a lively debate on flood prevention and management. Participants highlighted the opportunities for cities to model flood and heavy rain scenarios and increase flood resilience through socio-political, physical, and environmental measures.

Excursion to Mehlem Creek as part of the GWOPA Congress in Bonn

IDOS and the Bonn Water Network in cooperation with the City of Bonn organised two excursions for the participants of the GWOPA Congress

Adapting Governance and Infrastructure for Water Resilience - GWOPA congress, 23.05.2023 / 18:30 - 20:00

The debate focuses on water resilience as a comprehensive approach including infrastructure, governance and the environment.

Integrity Talk: Enabling multi-sector partnerships for water resilience - WIN and BWN, April 12, 2023, online

In this Integrity Talk, we will discuss what the WEFE Nexus approach means and how to make it work, with integrity. We will look at the inherent risks of complex cross-sector initiatives where competing interests, unequal power dynamics, and untested governance structures come together. We will then focus on how integrity builds strong foundations for collaboration for water resilience.

Register here.



Katja Dörner, Mayor of the City of Bonn:

"Water is a cross-cutting topic in Bonn, both in global and in local terms. This year, Bonn is celebrating 25 years as a United Nations City. UN Bonn has evolved as the UN hub for sustainability, with land, nature, climate and water at its heart. Our research community has rallied with other partners in the Bonn Water Network, as a new platform fostering exchange and joint research. On this World Water Day, I commend all the key players for water in Bonn and thank them for their tireless efforts to shape a sustainable water future for all.”"
 
World Water Day 2021 | March 23rd 2021.

North of Bonn, Flood in 2021 at Rhine river and Sieg floodplain
© Katja Hoereth

Get to know the Bonn Water Network members

In the following videos the network members present their expertice and contribution to the Bonn Water Network.

Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC)

Department of Geography (GIUB)

IDOS // German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

United Nations Human Settlement Programme/Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (UN-Habitat/GWOPA)


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About the BWN

Learn more about the BWN Story, the Networks Mission, Purpose and Objectives

Contact

Get in touch with the BWN member and partner organisations

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