International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

With the "CLIENT II - International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations" funding initiative, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is promoting demand-oriented research collaborations with selected emerging and developing countries. The international joint projects are developing climate, energy, environmental and resource solutions that will help to address concrete challenges in the partner countries. With their innovative and sustainable solution approaches, each CLIENT II project impacts several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at once. With a total of up to 100 million euros, the development of technologies, products, services and system solutions is promoted in seven subject areas. These are then inspected on-site in practical tests. The cooperation between German and international partners from the academic and professional worlds enables solutions that are adapted to local conditions, making them marketable. This approach strengthens the competitive position of Germany and the participating partner countries. Globally, CLIENT II is making a direct contribution to the mitigation of environmental degradation, the restoration of already degraded environmental processes and the sustainable management of natural resources.

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CLIENT II at a glance

Anaerobis fermentation
Hohenheim biogas yield test (HBT) and Continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR) trials
Phytotoxicity assessment
The hot weather conditions in the Fès-Meknès region of Morocco lead to high water evaporation rates, nutrient loss from soil and the enrichment of dissolved salts on the soil surface.
As part of the DUB-GEM project, a UAV-based system is being developed for the aerial gamma spectrometric mapping of uranium mining waste sites. Test flights with a measurement system consisting of UAV and gamma spectrometer are planned for the 4th quarter of 2021 in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Jvari-Lake Sediments
One goal of the DAMAST project is to investigate the sediments in the Jvari Reservoir. Before the dam construction the Enguri river had the characteristics of a mountain river. Due to the dam construction the Jvari reservoir developed and with time big and small pieces of rock gravel and sediments fill the reservoir. If this material is mobilized by earthquakes or landslides it could endanger the dam construction. Thus the goal is not only to investigate the bathymetry but also the sediment layers and the composition of the sediments.
Picture of a tsunami warning sign on the beach of Lima, Peru
More and more people around the world are exposed to natural hazards, especially in densely populated cities and conurbations. Effective risk management can save lives here.
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