BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues

Using water in an environmentally compatible and innovative way is one of the key geopolitical tasks of the 21st century and simultaneously a significant economic challenge. The BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues, the political forum for water and waste water management, serve the goal to make their contribution to these responsibilities. With their flexible exchange formats the BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues provide a policy-oriented platform for the broad international networking to discuss specific options and solutions to the worldwide challenges of global water management. The expertise, qualifications and skills for the sought-after technologies and services are available.

BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues see themselves in the long term as the leading political forum of the water industry in Germany. This is typified by the internationality of the participants from governments, non-governmental organizations, research and science, by the participation of the decision-makers of international water users from industry, energy and agriculture and also from the major cities, and by the benefits associated with Berlin as a location of trade fairs and as an internationally acknowledged site of expertise in the water sector.

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BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues is an established English-language series of events in the international water sector. It was created in 2011, with the goal of being an evolving platform for exchanging knowledge, ideas, concepts, and experiences with politicians, private industry, researchers and non-government organizations.

› Read the report on the last Blue Planet Berlin conference “Water Reuse: Opportunities & Challenges.”

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Artificial Intelligence: Reshaping the Water Industry | 2022

The digital BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues conference on 22 November 2022 was dedicated to the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence in the water sector.

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Water Reuse: Opportunities and Challenges | November 2021

The second Blue Planet Berlin Conference 2021 on November 25th focused on the topic of Water Reuse. With the aim to find a consensus at European level that reconciles the needs of countries with low water resources with those of countries without water stress, different regional views on how to deal with the challenges of water reuse were discussed.
In the second part of the event on the opportunities of water reuse, examples of applications and innovative projects were presented that offer solutions to individual challenges.

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Smart Water for Resilient Cities | February 2021

The first BPB Conference 2021 address the topics “Innovative Processes in Asset Management” and “Water Utilities in Smart Cities” with the aim of making innovation in the water sector accessible to a broad international audience of experts.

On 25th February, the conference format not only celebrated its 10th anniversary but also its digital premiere. Debates around solutions to the challenges of global water management took place entirely virtually, allowing nearly 700 participants worldwide to join this vibrant conference and interact with speakers and other guests via the online networking tool. 

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Inspired by Nature: Combining Natural and Engineered Systems in Water Management | 2019


BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues once again brought together international water experts from the private and public sectors, academia and NGOs. The event put a focus on innovative systems in water management, especially the possible combination of natural and technical systems. GWP is organising the conference in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 project AquaNES.

During the event, AquaNES presented the latest innovations resulting from the collaboration of utilities, industry and academia. Various formats such as workshops, a project gallery and a panel discussion allowed more than 200 participants to engage in a multi-faceted exchange on today’s water management challenges.

More information on this event can be found on the event page under this link.

Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Smart Cities | October 2018

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This year’s conference focused on change processes and sustainable adaption concepts for urban spaces worldwide on their way to become “water smart”. How can water management become part of urban change processes and what opportunities are offered for achieving the UN sustainability goals of Agenda 2030 (in particular SDG 6 and SDG 11)? Proven experts from business, research, politics and non-governmental organisations presented their concepts in the morning and discussed with the audience in the afternoon during a “Worldcafé”.

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Driving Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Water Sector | November 2017


One of the most urgent water sector problems of our times was at the heart of the next event organised by BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues: Driving Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Water Sector. The water related conference took place in a historical venue in the heart of Berlin on 29 November 2017.

Around 80 participants pursued the panel discussion between national and international experts about the necessary regulatory, political and technical framework for an holistic transition. During the second part of this issue of BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues, successful German projects conducted abroad that focus on energy generation and savings were given a platform for presentation and discussion.

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German Water Partnership wishes you a happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

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For the fourth issue, we met with Beverley Ferrara, European Representative of The Water Council.

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Natalie Kolbe looks back on ten years at German Water Partnership

“It is difficult for me to summarize my time at GWP in a few words. There were ups and downs, …

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On sustainable team decision-making and the visibility of women in technical professions | Interview with Dr. Gesche Grützmacher, Berliner Wasserbetriebe – #WomenInWater

In the column “Women in the water industry – #WomenInWater”, German Water Partnership, together with female interviewees from the international water sector, highlights the role of women in the still predominantly male-dominated water supply and sanitation sector. For the third issue of the campaign, we spoke with Dr. Gesche Grützmacher.

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