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2nd Dialog at the Packereigraben - Wassernetz Berlin

Dialogue at the Packereigraben, Berlin-Reinickendorf

Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Meeting point: 11 am S-Bf. Waidmannslust | Duration: 11 am - 2 pm




At the 2nd dialogue at the Packereigraben we will continue our chemical-physical measurements and look for small aquatic animals again. As at the last dialogue in April, the chemical-physical analysis will cover pH, dissolved oxygen, total phosphorus concentration, ammonium, nitrate and nitrite, water hardness and copper value.


Comparing our observations between April and June will give us an idea of how conditions have developed. Observing small animals under the binocular will allow us to identify developments in specific animal populations. Together with you, we would like to discuss further steps for the ecological improvement of the watercourse based on the observations. In addition, we will reintroduce gravel into the watercourse.

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Dialogue event in the Fluss Bad Garden - Wassernetz Berlin

Dialogue in the Fluss Bad Garden am Spreekanal, Berlin-Mitte

Thursday, 4 May 2023

Time: 19-20:30 | Place: Sperlingsgasse 1, 10178 Berlin


The Wassernetz Berlin as Guest in the Fluss Bad Garden

The European legal framework contains relevant requirements for water protection, but their implementation in Berlin is progressing only slowly. How can we counteract the further degradation of aquatic habitats in Berlin and what opportunities for practical civic engagement are offered by Wassernetz Berlin, which was founded in January this year, especially in the catchment area of the Stadtspree?

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1st Dialogue at the Packereigraben - Wassernetz Berlin

Dialogue at the Packereigraben, Berlin-Reinickendorf

Tuesday, 12 April 2023

Meeting point: 10 am S-Bf. Waidmannslust | Duration: 10 am - 1 pm




The report from the dialogue at Packereigraben is available here (in German)(PDF 935 KB).


We are back at the Packereigraben. What has happened so far? At our first dialogue event in summer and autumn 2022, we got a picture of the watercourse, provided information on watercourse assessment procedures and implemented the first planned enhancement measures. We installed flow deflectors and gravel to create habitats for small fish and insects, for example. In addition, we removed Japanese knotweed from the banks and planted black alder, a native and water-typical tree species.


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Water Justice Manifesto - The People's Water Forum

Screenshot_2023-03-21_at_09.24.52.pngIndigenous Peoples, social movements and water defenders address the United Nations at the 2023 UN Water Conference to amplify the voices of the unheard and insist that the following fundamental issues be placed at the center of water policies at the global, regional, national and subnational levels:

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Letter of the European Water Movement to the EU Parliamentarians about next 2023 UN Water Conference

In view of the convocation by the UN General Assembly of the Conference on the complete mid-term review of implementation of the goals fixed in the International Decade for Action “Water for a sustainable development 2018-2028” (2023 UN Water Conference), to be held in New York from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2023, we, movements, networks, NGOs, trade unions, that are members of the European Water Movement (EWM), invite the EU Parliament and all the MEPs to actively contribute and participate to the events of the aforesaid UN Water Conference.


The European Union's Department of International Relations has developed a common position paper for Member States (MS) with topics to be addressed in the interactive dialogues of the Conference. The suggested topics include governance, climate adaptation and financing. 


Regarding this position paper, the European Water Movement (EWM) shares the EU stance on the necessity to implement a Human Rights-based perspective for water management and governance, ensuring the affordability of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) and the good ecological status of water bodies, underlining the need to improve accountability and transparency, and to regulate and control the involvement of the private sector and its risks for the HRWS guarantee.

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Water Newsletter

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All issues of the Water Newsletter 2022:

Water Newsletter May 2022 (pdf 1,6MB)

Water Newsletter April 2022 (pdf 379 KB)

Water Newsletter March 2022 (pdf 642 KB)

Water Newsletter February 2022 (pdf 550 KB)
Water Newsletter January 2022 (pdf 319 KB)

All issues of the Water Newsletter 2021:
Water Newsletter December 2021 (pdf 2,3 MB)


The GRÜNE LIGA Federal Contact Point Water has been a member of the EEB's Water Working Group for over 20 years and is a founding member of both the Water Working Group of the Forum Environment and Development and the "Living Lakes Germany" network.



Michael Bender represents the GRÜNE LIGA as an observer at the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe (IKSE).




LogoStiftungLivingRivers.pngIn 2021, the cooperation between the GRÜNE LIGA and the Living Rivers Foundation was intensified and a joint office was established at the federal association.



Together with the GRÜNE LIGA Berlin, we were active in the Aktionsnetz Kleingewässer Berlin, in 2022.









Logo_WN-2.jpgSince January 2023, the GRÜNE LIGA Berlin e.V. is partner in the pilot project Wassernetz Berlin. We will organise 24 dialogues at water over 3 years (around 8 per year) to raise awareness of the public on the issues faced by water bodies and offer training in their management (biodiversity, physical and chemical status, etc.), as well as helping our partners in the project to prepare for the enhancement and restoration measures that will be implemented in the framework of this pilot project. You can find the schedule of dialogs on our events page.





On the European level, the GRÜNE LIGA e.V. is also member of the European Water Movement. The EWM aims at reinforcing the recognition of water as a commons and as a fundamental universal right.





On a global level, the GRÜNE LIGA e.V. is also involved in the People's Water Forum, a coordinating space for Water Justice Movements around the world.






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