Every year on March 22, World Water Day is observed globally. The UN celebrates this day of observance to address the global water crisis and promote sustainable water management.

The ZWU would like to commemorate this event and encourage the sustainable management of water resources.

Join us for the ZWU Water Day in Essen and enjoy our water experts on stage, networking activities, food and science!

Download the programme: ZWU Water Day


09.30 - 12.00 am Scientific Programme

Venue: Library hall / Bibliothekssaal, Campus Essen


Keynote by Hans-Peter Grossart (IGB)

"Microbial diversity and functionality in aquatic ecosystems"


Water Graduate School on Stage

   Annabell Hüsken (Biodiversity)

   Michael Leupold (Water Quality)

   Henrike Walther (Urban Water Cycle)

12.00 - 06.00 pm Networking & Exchange

Venue: Glaspavillon, Campus Essen


Short Talks

   15 years of ZWU

   Torsten Schmidt "Liquid Lies: Aqueous Fringe
   and Pseudoscience"

   Science on Stage:

   Ruben-Laurids Lange

   André Soares

12.00 - 06.00 pm Market of Opportunities

Venue: Glaspavillon, Campus Essen


We welcome our members and partners to join this year´s market of opportunities.

You are interested to present your institution, bring job advertisements or have a different idea to take part?

Get in touch: anja.cargill@uni-due.de

Participation free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you at the event and appreciate your registration:


The ZWU Water Day will take place in two separate locations.

The UDE's bibliothekssaal will be the venue for the scientific programme in the morning.

During the second half of the day, we will be located at the Glaspavillon.
This is where the lunch and the networking part of the program will be held.

Barrier-free access to all venues is available.

09.00-12.00 am

Library hall / Bibliothekssaal

University Duisburg Essen
Campus Essen

R09 - R11
Universitätsstraße 9-11
45141 Essen

12.00-06.00 pm


University Duisburg Essen
Campus Essen

R12 S00 H12
Corner Universitäts-/Gladbeckerstraße
45141 Essen