Dialogue in the Fluss Bad Garden am Spreekanal, Berlin-Mitte
Thursday, 4 May 2023
Time: 19-20:30 | Place: Sperlingsgasse 1, 10178 Berlin
The Wassernetz Berlin as Guest in the Fluss Bad Garden
The European legal framework contains relevant requirements for water protection, but their implementation in Berlin is progressing only slowly. How can we counteract the further degradation of aquatic habitats in Berlin and what opportunities for practical civic engagement are offered by Wassernetz Berlin, which was founded in January this year, especially in the catchment area of the Stadtspree?
Dialogue at the Packereigraben, Berlin-Reinickendorf
Tuesday, 12 April 2023
Meeting point: 10 am S-Bf. Waidmannslust | Duration: 10 am - 1 pm
The report from the dialogue at Packereigraben is available here (in German)(PDF 935 KB).
We are back at the Packereigraben. What has happened so far? At our first dialogue event in summer and autumn 2022, we got a picture of the watercourse, provided information on watercourse assessment procedures and implemented the first planned enhancement measures. We installed flow deflectors and gravel to create habitats for small fish and insects, for example. In addition, we removed Japanese knotweed from the banks and planted black alder, a native and water-typical tree species.
Indigenous Peoples, social movements and water defenders address the United Nations at the 2023 UN Water Conference to amplify the voices of the unheard and insist that the following fundamental issues be placed at the center of water policies at the global, regional, national and subnational levels:
In view of the convocation by the UN General Assembly of the Conference on the complete mid-term review of implementation of the goals fixed in the International Decade for Action “Water for a sustainable development 2018-2028” (2023 UN Water Conference), to be held in New York from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2023, we, movements, networks, NGOs, trade unions, that are members of the European Water Movement (EWM), invite the EU Parliament and all the MEPs to actively contribute and participate to the events of the aforesaid UN Water Conference.
The European Union's Department of International Relations has developed a common position paper for Member States (MS) with topics to be addressed in the interactive dialogues of the Conference. The suggested topics include governance, climate adaptation and financing.
Regarding this position paper, the European Water Movement (EWM) shares the EU stance on the necessity to implement a Human Rights-based perspective for water management and governance, ensuring the affordability of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) and the good ecological status of water bodies, underlining the need to improve accountability and transparency, and to regulate and control the involvement of the private sector and its risks for the HRWS guarantee.
World Water Day demonstration
~ For water purification, water conservation and water justice ~
When: 22 March 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Starting point: Monbijouplatz, 10178 Berlin
End point: Fluss Bad Garten, Sperlingsgasse corner Friedrichsgracht, 10178 Berlin.
We all love water. We all need water. And we all care about water. On the occasion of World Water Day and the opening of the United Nations Water Conference on 22 March, we are making a collective statement for the protection of our natural resources, the responsible use of the element of water, the cleaning and keeping clean of our natural waters, the rediscovery of our rivers as axes of life and development and the creation of equitable access to the common good of water.