As part of their annual Water Management Seminar, the ver.di Federal Specialist Group Water Sector took the opportunity to visit the SafeCREW team at DVGW research centre at TUHH on 6 July 2023. The SafeCREW research fits well to this year’s programme “Future of drinking water supply and wastewater treatment despite shortage of skilled workers and climate change” of the seminar.
The presentation of the SafeCREW objectives and approach by our project leader Dr Anissa Grieb was followed by an engaged discussion. The 30 representatives of the ver.di Federal Specialist Group Water Sector emphasized the importance of being prepared for rising temperatures in the drinking water distribution networks and shared their professional experience on current drinking water management aprroaches with the SafeCREW team. They highlighted the diversity of regional drinking water supply systems which will result in a variety of measures of adaptation to climate change.
Also, they asked for easily to understand guidelines on how to manage drinking water treatment under climate change conditions and offered their support as engaged sparring parrtners. Finally, a lab tour concluded the seminar.
SafeCREW is very grateful for this opportunity and will certainly engage with the ver.di Federal Specialist Group Water Sector during the course of the project.