Potsdam Summer School

Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea

The Potsdam Summer School 2021 will address the central topic of water being the single most precious resource on our planet.

During the #PSS2021, you will learn about the influence of the state of the hydrosphere on humankind and vice versa. We will discuss local, regional and global challenges in order to gain a better understanding of the state of the hydrosphere. Within the programme we will focus on three major aspects:

Too much

  • Heavy precipitation
  • Flooding
  • Sea level rise

Too little

  • Extreme droughts
  • Exploitation of drinking water

Too bad

  • Pollution
  • Accessibility
  • Sanitation

With its overarching theme – “Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea” – the 2021 Potsdam Summer School will continue the transdisciplinary and interactive event series that has been held annually in Potsdam, Germany since 2014. The summer school will provide its participants with a comprehensive perspective and overview of the relevant aspects when dealing with the hydrosphere. They will be engaged in discussions and group works and will be provided with tools to develop effective strategies in order to deal with the challenges they face in their daily work.

The call for applications will start on November 16, 2020. The organisers intend to conduct the 10-day programme in a format whereby all participants and speakers will be present in Potsdam. Should it be the case that the overall situation with regard to the current pandemic precludes in-person attendance the organisers will revert to a virtual format. The last day to submit an application will be on March 31, 2021 at 23:59 CET.

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