New Task Force on Urban Water Resilience | 1st Session

Date and Time
05.12.2023 14:00 — 16:00
MS Teams

New Task Force on Urban Water Resilience

From a long-term perspective, floods following storms are the natural disasters with the highest global economic damages. In the past five years alone, flood damages worldwide amounted to approximately 280 billion Euros. The flood disaster in July 2021 contributed to a total damage of 80 billion euros in Germany due to extreme weather events.

The flood disaster in Germany in 2021 demonstrated that the country possesses the know-how, technology, and experience to effectively respond to water-related disasters. The coordinated response of the German water industry, municipal utilities, and companies highlighted the importance of a rapid and efficient crisis management approach and emphasized the need for investments in preventive measures. This valuable expertise and the technologies developed by German companies can now be deployed internationally to assist other nations facing similar challenges. The export of German expertise and technology in the field of water management can help enhance the resilience of other countries to natural disasters while creating economic opportunities for German businesses.

Establishing a Task Force on urban water resilience allows us to identify and develop strategic objectives early, even when the market is not yet fully mature. This gives the German water industry a competitive advantage as we can leverage emerging opportunities.

About the Event:

We cordially invite you to the first meeting of the “Urban Water Resilience” task force. Establishing a task force for flood protection and urban water resilience is strategically important as it positions us early, secures political support, expands market potential, and enables concrete measures to address pressing water and flood protection challenges.


  • Welcome and Introduction of Participants
  • Presentation of the Working Group and Its Objectives
  • Insights from Policy and Successful Project Examples from the Membership
  • Discussion of Member Expectations and Contributions
  • Setting Goals and Action Plans for the Task Force

Your Participation:

To participate in this online event, please confirm your attendance by 1st of December. The event access link will be provided to you in due course.

Why Should You Participate?

This first meeting is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Deepen your knowledge of urban water resilience
  • Contribute your expertise and experience to shape our task force
  • Connect with fellow professionals and stakeholders
  • Collaborate on solutions to urban area challenges


If you have any questions about the event or the working group, please contact Lucie König at

We look forward to your participation and working together to shape the future of urban water resilience.

Umzug der GWP Geschäftsstelle

Bitte beachten Sie unsere neue Anschrift ab 01. Juli 2023:

German Water Partnership e.V.

Invalidenstr. 91

10115 Berlin

Sie erreichen die Mitarbeitenden der GWP-Geschäftsstelle weiterhin unter den gewohnten Mailadressen und Handynummern, die Festnetznummern ändern sich zum 1. Juli. Alle Kontaktinformationen finden Sie hier:

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