Water Management

Water Management

Life is not possible without a sufficient supply of clean water. Water bodies provide people with drinking water and the industry with water, for example to manufacture goods. Water bodies are habitats for many plants and animals, thus contributing to biodiversity conservation. That is why we need to reconcile water conservation and use as much as possible.

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Latest on Water Management

Steffi Lemke am Rednerpult
Press International | 01.03.24

UNEA-6 resolves to better protect global water resources

UNEA-6 has taken important decisions to protect global water resources and regulate hazardous chemicals. Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke praises successes for multilateralism.

Steffi Lemke
Press International | 26.02.24

Steffi Lemke represents the German government at UNEA-6 in Nairobi

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke is visiting Nairobi to represent Germany at UNEA-6. At the assembly, the Minister will push for sound global water resources management and sustainable chemicals management.

Ausblick über Landschaft mit dichtem Baumbewuchs
Press International | 04.12.23

COP28: How to strengthen global natural climate action?

Ministers and high-level state representatives discussed barriers and opportunities for enhancing political leadership and implementation of at-scale nature-based solutions ahead of the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake.

Press Water & Waste & Soil | 24.03.23

Foundations laid for reversal in global water trends

The World Water Conference in New York was a milestone in international water policy. The central outcome is a global action agenda for water, which includes over 660 voluntary commitments so far.

Bundesministerin Steffi Lemke
Speech Water & Waste & Soil | 22.03.23

Speech by Steffi Lemke at the World Water Forum in New York

The Federal Environment Minister gave a speech at the World Water Forum in New York. During the plenary session, Lemke presented the demands and efforts to accelerate the cross-sector implementation of SDG 6.

Bundesministerin Steffi Lemke
Speech Water & Waste & Soil | 22.03.23

Speech by Steffi Lemke at the Side Event "Too much and too little"

Steffi Lemke opened the side event "Too much and too little" at the water conference in New York with a speech. The event focuses on holistic approaches such as integrated water resource management.

Wasser fließt in eine Hand
Press Water & Waste & Soil | 22.03.23

World Water Day 2023: For a reversal in global water policy

This year's International World Water Day is about accelerating change. Federal Environment Minister Lemke is attending the conference in New York on behalf of the German government.

Steffi Lemke
Press Water & Waste & Soil | 15.03.23

German government lays foundations for modern water management

The Federal Cabinet has adopted the National Water Strategy. In light of the noticeable impacts of the climate crisis, this strategy will usher in a new era of water transition.

Ukraine Flagge im Wind
Press Water & Waste & Soil | 09.12.22

Federal Environment Ministry supports Ukraine with emergency aid

The Federal Environment Ministry and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London created a new financing framework to provide 20 million euros for emergency aid in Ukraine.

Press Water & Waste & Soil | 30.09.22

Salt discharges caused mass proliferation of toxic alga

According to the German expert group report published today, the most probable cause of the fish die-off in the River Oder is the rapid rise in salinity.

Bundesministerin Steffi Lemke
Speech International | 15.06.22

Speech by Steffi Lemke on the appointment of a UN Special Envoy for Water

Water is the basis of all life and a fundamental requirement for sustainable development. This is why the proposal to appoint a UN Special Envoy on Water.

Press Water & Waste & Soil | 01.07.21

International water dialogue provides recommendations for action

Together with international stakeholders, Federal Environment Minister Schulze presents recommendations for action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for water.

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