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.

Latest on water management

International | 02.05.22

BMUV supports India on forest conservation and climate action

Germany and India are intensifying their cooperation on forest conservation. This makes an important contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementing the Paris Climate Agreement.
Europe | 17.03.22

Germany supports phasing out combustion engines by 2035

Germany supports the European Commission’s proposal to limit new registrations of cars and vans to zero-emissions vehicles from 2035 onwards.
Circular Economy | 17.03.22

New rules for more sustainable batteries

The regulation is intended to ensure the sustainable use of batteries along the entire value chain throughout the EU.
International | 04.03.22

Lemke: UN Environment Assembly endorses historic resolutions

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke commends the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) as a great success signalling the strength of the international community.
International | 03.03.22

New Nature for Health Trust Fund for Pandemic Prevention

The new Fund will help countries achieve more holistic policymaking by creating further evidence of the links between biodiversity, climate and health, and will support decision makers and relevant actors.
International | 01.03.22

Global agreement to combat flood of plastic within reach

A legally binding UN agreement to halt the pollution of the environment and oceans with plastic waste is a top priority of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).
Europe | 22.02.22

Steffi Lemke pays inaugural visit to Poland

Steffi Lemke met the Polish Minister of the Environment Anna Moskwa in Warsaw. On the agenda were topics of environmental protection and nature conservation, including the nuclear power plants planned by the Polish government.
Marine Water Management | 10.02.22

Statement by Steffi Lemke at the One Ocean Summit

In her statement on February 10, 2022, Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke presented the most important fields of action of the BMUV’s marine environmental protection offensive at the One Ocean Summit in Brest (France).
Nature/Biological Diversity | 02.02.22

Worldwide protection for wetlands and peatlands

The BMUV supports the protection of wetlands and peatlands as important diverse ecosystems that benefit the climate and nature conservation efforts.
Nuclear Safety | 27.01.22

EU advisory body for taxonomy rejects current proposal

The Federal Government had the opportunity to comment on the statement of the Platform on sustainable finance on the Delegated Act of the EU Commission.
Europe | 20.12.21

New Federal Government attends EU Environment Council in Brussels

In Brussels, Federal Minister Steffi Lemke took part in the EU Environment Council for the first time. Topics were the Fitfor55 package and forest protection in international supply chains.
Ministry | 09.12.21

Steffi Lemke new Federal Environment and Consumer Protection Minister

Steffi Lemke takes office as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). She takes over the office from her predecessor Svenja Schulze.