• Sep 2021 – Feb 2022: Preparation of the Project

  • Feb 2022: The last days of the participant selection process.

  • Mar 2022: Hackathon

    • Presentation of the Challenges (including options for water treatment, water as an energy source, conflict prevention, etc.)
    • Overview of strategies, methods and digital tools for handling the challenges
    • Joint project work in virtual interdisciplinary and intercultural groups
  • Mar – Jun 2022:

    • Project work in the virtual groups (online)
    • Documentation of the interim results using a digital project blog
    • Preparation of the Study Visit Germany (webinars)
  • Jun 2022: Study Visit Germany

    Day 1: Arrival
    Day 2: Welcoming by SRH University Management
    Days 3-6: Workshops and Lectures

    • “Innovation Workshop for the Development of Sustainable Project Ideas on the Conflict Resolution Potential of Water Technology Concepts” (Prof. Dr. Gayh, Prof. Dr. De Regil)
    • Communication Training “Communication in challenging situations” (Institute for Further Education and Personnel Development, SRH)
    • “Intercultural Management & Leadership” (Prof. Dr. Breuer)
    • “Overview of historical and current developments in conflicts in Mexico” (Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research e.V.)
    • “Current research projects on water conflicts” (Heidelberg Center for the Environment, Heidelberg University)
    • “Social risks of managing water resources conflicts” (Prof. Dr. Albrecht)
    • Fireside chat with executives of international companies in the region

    Day 7: City rally through Heidelberg
    Day 8: Free
    Day 9-11: Visit Days

    • Langenau waterworks of the Baden-Württemberg state water supply
    • Zweckverband Bodensee water supply (Sipplinger Berg);
    • Panoramic trip on Lake Constance;
    • Hike to the sinking points of the Danube near Immendingen
    • Rhine power station Iffezheim; ENBW leadership
    • Waste treatment association in Kahlenberg (ZAK)
    • Guided tour of the Wehrle-Werk AG (Emmendingen)

      Day 12: Preparation for the outdoor poster session
      Day 13: Outdoor poster session and final barbecue on the Neckarwiese in Heidelberg
      Day 14: Departure

  • Jun – Sep 2022:

    • Project work in the virtual groups (online)
    • Documentation of the interim results using a digital blog
    • Preparation of the practical in Mexico (webinars)
  • Sep 2022: Practical in Mexico

    Day 1: Arrival and Dinner
    Day 2: Welcome by Prof. Dr. Livier De Regil, presentation of the work plans for project implementation, clarification of open questions
    Day 3 – 11: On-Site Events:

    • Implementation of the project ideas
    • Practical testing of the technological solution strategies developed
    • Discussions with representatives of companies, state water supply organizations and civil society water initiatives
    • Agave fields in Tequila with a tour of the Tequila production facilities
    • Rio Grande de Santiago canyon (outflow of Lake Chapala) and Santiago River
    • Santa Rosa reservoir
    • Cerro de Tequila volcano
      Day 12 – 13: Preparation and visualization of the results for the final presentation
      Day 13: Multimedia presentation of the results of the group work as part of the KAS seminar in front of local entrepreneurs, students and UNIVA alumni
      Day 14: Farewell and departure
  • Oct 2022: Final conference with the participation of the Democratia-Aqua-Technica network

  • Nov 2022 – Feb 2023: E-Book and Project Results

  • Feb 2023: The e-book can be downloaded free from the project homepage

  • Feb 2023: Workshop

    Evaluation of the results, Discussions about the continuation of the project and anchoring the series of events in the curriculum

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