NWRB joins Green-Tech (made) in Germany
Federal Republic of Germany
September 4-10, 2016
NWRB Executive Director Sevillo D. David Jr. represented Philippines as one of the developing countries nominated to join the Green-Tech (made) in Germany Visitors Programme held in the cities of Berlin, Leipzig and Freiburg in Germany.
The seven-day trip was packed with lectures, dialogues and field visits focusing on the most-advanced development in green technology specifically on resource and water management. It also showcased best practices, political framework and the Agenda 2030 of Germany underscoring the country’s innovative environmental policies and initiatives.
Three main themes were the highlights of the entire duration of the event namely German Environmental Policy; Water Resources and Waste Water Management Technologies; and Recycling, Resources and Water Management. Several presenters from different German private and public institutions discussed on green policies as driving force of innovation, climate action programme, waste management and the German Political Framework and Goals of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
On water resources and management, Dr. Ina Keggenhoff, German Water Partnership (GWP) Advisor for Water Management Forum, proudly shared that Germany is one of the most water use efficient countries in Europe having less than 7% losses. It also scored as the lowest in consumption rate at 120 liters per capita per day with high water quality standards.
The representatives from Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Panama, Slovakia, Namibia, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, India, Israel, Belarus and Philippines were brought to Berliner Wasserbetriebe BWB (Berlin Waterworks), Mechanical Physical Stabilization facility, research centers and laboratories of the Helmhotz Institute Freiburg for Resource Technology, and Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research.