Water Research - a Strategic Research Area of the UDE
Water - it should be safe, clean and accessible to supply billions of people. The utilization of water as a resource is on the rise. This is why the sustainable and global water cycle is one of the most significant social challenges of our time.
As a result, the UDE has established a strategic research area that focuses on water research. In light of the pollution of water resources and the increasing water scarcity exacerbated by climate change, more than 280 water experts are working on the topic of water as an irreplaceable resource and valuable ecosystem under the guidance of the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU).
The ZWU is a network of the three universities of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), as well as affiliated institutes of the UDE, universities of applied sciences, research institutes, and actors from society, politics, and industry. Currently, the ZWU has over 280 members from the water and environmental research sector.