In 2023, a river film festival is to take place on the Main for the very first time. And not just in one city, but in several cinemas along the course of the river from its source to its mouth. In this way, it will become clear that the Main River connects people over 500 km and is our common responsibility.
The 1st Main FlussFilmFest will be organised in March 2023 by Flussparadies Franken e.V. and Netzwerk Main in cooperation with the Living Rivers Foundation and other partners. It is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and Home Affairs. The opening will take place on 14 March, the International Day of Action against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life (World Dam Day) in Bayreuth. The final event will be a matinee in Frankfurt am Main on 26 March. An international selection of environmental and outdoor short films will be shown.
The following dates are planned:
- Tuesday, 14 March at franz & gloria - Bayreuth
- Wednesday, 15 March at the Neue Filmbühne - Lichtenfels
- Friday, 17 March at the Odeon/Lichtspiel - Bamberg
- Saturday, 18 March at Central im Bürgerbräu - Würzburg
- Sunday, 19 March and Monday, 20 March at Capitol Kino - Zeil a. Main
- Sunday, 19 March at KuK - Kino & Kneipe - Schweinfurt
- Sunday, 19 March at the Roxy - Kitzingen
- Thursday, 23 March at Movie im Luitpoldhaus - Marktheidenfeld
- scheduled for Friday, 24 March at Casino Filmtheater - Aschaffenburg
- scheduled for Saturday, 25 March at Filmklubb - Offenbach
- scheduled for Sunday, 26 March at Harmonie - Frankfurt a. Main
Let's celebrate free rivers, clean water and freshwater life! More about the programmes and venues coming soon on : https://www.riverfilmfest.eu and www.mainflussfilmfest.de
The advance notice of the Main Riverfilmfest can be found under this link: www.grueneliga.de/images/Wasser/AdvancednoticeFFF23.pdf
Global warming and the associated longer dry periods and more frequent heavy rainfall events are having a noticeable impact on the water balance of lakes and wetlands in Germany and Europe. This leads to additional stress factors for aquatic ecosystems and their biodiversity and increasingly highlights conflicts in water use.
An ecological distopia and an outlook for all Europe ? The Greek Volvi Lake dried up completely in 2019.
Against this background, the current flash study "Lakes and Climate Change" highlights the available research findings on the impacts of climate change - and the associated changes in temperatures, precipitation amounts and distributions - on lakes, small water bodies and wetlands in Germany, also incorporating findings from other European countries.
Udo Gattenlöhner, Michael Bender und Marlene Bär Lamas
The long version of the study is available to download here (in German): www.grueneliga.de/images/Dokumente/Skript624.pdf
You can find a summary of the BfN Study here (English):
As part of the Action Network Small Waters (Aktionsnetz Kleingewässer), the Grüne Liga Berlin e.V. will organise a dialogue event at the Packereigraben.
Meeting point: 11:00 a.m. at Waidmannslust S-Bahn station, 13469 Berlin
Discover more about Aktionsnetz Kleingewässer: https://bln-berlin.de/aktionsnetz-kleingewaesser/
Download our flyer as PDF: www.grueneliga.de/images/events/DialogPackereigraben27August22Flyer.pdf
Our project goals at a glance
With the Action Network Small Water Bodies (funded by the German Postcode Lottery) we want to achieve that more is done for small water bodies in Berlin. The Action Network is an alliance of the environmental organisations BLN, NABU Landesverband Berlin, BUND Berlin, Grüner Liga Berlin, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and a tip: tap e.V., which will join forces to protect small water bodies. It is also active in the nationwide initiative for small water bodies. The action network is to be continuously expanded and strengthened by interested citizens who want to stand up for water bodies on their doorstep.
Our event will take place on 27.08.2022 at the Packereigraben: 11 am - 1 pm. More information coming soon.
Cottbus, 24.06.2022. The environmental network GRÜNE LIGA warns of an aggravation of the water shortage in the Spree River due to the German government's planned re-commissioning of the Jänschwalde E and F power plant units. Drinking water supplies for two million people may also be affected. If at all, these units should therefore only be used secondarily to other power plants.
"If units E and F are heavily utilised, the Spree will lose another 13 million cubic metres of water per year through the cooling towers. Since the blocks were last in operation, the water shortage in the Spree region has massively worsened due to the drought years. A renewed increase in cooling water consumption can therefore be at the expense of drinking water production for Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder)," warns René Schuster, lignite expert of the GRÜNE LIGA.