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    Eine Erosionsrinne auf einer Uranbergbauhalde in Südkasachstan
    Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
    Land management, Natural hazards
    The technology developed within the CLIENT II project DUB-GEM to detect radioactive radiation at former mining sites with drones was tested under real conditions in October 2021. On the FONA website, the BMBF reports on the tests in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
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    Wiederhergestellte historische Dämme im Wadi Musa in Petra, Jordanien
    Adaptation to climate change
    The CapTain Rain research project started with a stakeholder workshop in Amman, the capital of Jordan. The focus is on protection against heavy rainfall events, which have repeatedly triggered flash floods in the past, causing major damage. The BMBF reports on the project kick-off on its FONA website.
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    Foto der Talsperre Hullern, auf dem die installierte Gewässergüte-Monitoringstation zu sehen ist
    Water management, Adaptation to climate change, Natural hazards
    In ViWaT-Engineering the companies SEBA Hydrometrie and bbe Moldaenke develop innovative monitoring stations for monitoring the water quality in the Mekong delta. Already in october 2020 a pilot test of the first monitoring stations in the Hydraulic engineering laboratory of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was successfully completed. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the station could not be installed in the Mekong delta afterwards, so the station was tested instead in between June and September 2021 at the dam Hullern (NRW/GE). It is planned to implement the station during this year at its planned place of operation in Vietnam.
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    Der Enguri-Staudamm
    Armenia, Georgia
    Adaptation to climate change, Sustainable energy systems, Natural hazards
    An article on the DAMAST project was published on the federal government's website on September 23, 2021.
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    People planning test installation for early warning system in Medellín
    Adaptation to climate change, Land management, Natural hazards
    Since August, the test installation of the Inform@Risk early warning system for slope movements has been carried out in Medellín, where around 100,000 people currently live in areas at risk of landslides. The work is accompanied by information campaigns and workshops with local residents to increase acceptance and responsibility for the system.
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    Climate protection/ energy efficiency, Sustainable energy systems
    For more than six months, students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology conducted a field study in Namibia in cooperation with Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences.
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    Podcast Aufnahme
    Sustainable energy systems
    At the end of July 2021, Stefanie Meilinger from H-BRS and Steven Denk from WestfalenWIND were invited by EnergieAgentur.NRW to talk about the EnerSHelF project at their podcast “Erneuerbare Energien”. It is now available on their website.
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    Tsunami Warnschild
    Natural hazards
    On initiative of the RIESGOS 2.0 project, a special issue of the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) will be published on Multi-risk assessment in the Andes region. The special issue aims at making a significant contribution to single-hazard and multi-hazard risk assessment, including exposure and dynamic vulnerability, and progressing towards the analysis of cascading effects.
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    Sign to Health Centre
    Sustainable energy systems
    Within Work Package 1.2, the team of the EnerSHelF project analysis the factors that are determining the adoption of technologies in Ghana – specifically of Solar PVs. To do so, a line of quantitative interviews with health facility managers is currently conducted by ten local enumerators who were trained by the researchers beforehands.
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    RAIN GIS Course
    Adaptation to climate change
    In May and June, a GIS workshop was held with students from the University of Ghana as part of the capacity building of work package 4 in the BMBF-funded joint project RAIN. The students are currently writing their master's or doctoral thesis with reference to the RAIN joint project. The course took place on May 17 and June 29, 2021 via the Zoom platform.