How Germany Can Cope with Future Droughts
- Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
Sinan Reçber (Der Tagesspiegel)Prof. Dr. Roland Müller (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung)
In recent years, an accumulation of droughts can be observed in Germany and Europe. As a further increase in the frequency and intensity of such periods is predicted, the question arises as to how different sectors can adapt to dry phases.
In an interview with Sinan Reçber of the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel, Rodrigo Vidaurre and Benedict Bueb of Ecologic Institute discussed what measures can be taken in various sectors to lessen the impact of droughts in Germany. In addition to water-sensitive urban development, which increasingly relies on nature-based solutions to store water during dry periods, this includes the cultivation of drought-resistant agricultural varieties as well as the rewetting of peatlands.
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