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Overview of Projects:

ZiBiKli: Target group-specific education modules for implementing climate change adaptation measures in river basins

Schwarze Elster near Jessen © inter 3

Torrential rain, severe storms, or long-lasting heat-waves: Local effects of climate change have become more and more noticeable and pose manifold challenges for involved parties and local decision-makers. In comparison with climate protection, climate adaptation attracts less public and municipal attention. With the aim of strengthening the implementation of existing adaptation concepts and recommended actions, inter 3 develops target group-specific education modules....more

The re-productive town – strategies for sustainable transformation of urban areas

The research project "Die re-produktive Stadt” (the re-productive town) aims at identifying new ways to use secondary resources for the benefit of the community. In this context, inter 3 is responsible for innovation management and the institutionalization of re-use concepts in the partner region....more

Iran-Water: Making German-Iranian cooperation in the water sector successful

What is the condition of the water and wastewater infrastructure in Iran? What potential does Iran offer for German SMEs in the water and sanitation sector? What conditions of the Iranian water sector need German SMEs take into account for their activities in Iran? These questions are at the center of the research project " Iran-Water: Making German-Iranian cooperation in the water sector successful" which was launched in June 2016....more

CIRMin: Increased Resilience of Critical Infrastructures

How does a blackout impact on water supply systems and how can their complete breakdown be avoided? These questions are in the focus of the research project "KIRMin – Kritische Infrastruktur-Resilienz als Mindestversorgungskonzept” (CIRMin – Critical Infrastructures Resilience as a Minimum Supply Concept)....more

Caring Economy: Transformations of economics and politics

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Plural economy and heterodox economics, critical and feminist economists – these approaches and networks have attracted increased attention not least since the financial crisis. On behalf of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, inter 3 will pursue the issue if and to what extent such approaches and networks have transformation potential towards a more sustainable development. The survey is part of the BMBF funded project "Caring Economy. Transformations in economy and politics”....more

Sustainable land use strategies for climate change adaptation in the lower reaches of the Zayandeh Rud River in Iran

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The Roodasht region, in the lower reaches of the Zayandeh Rud river in Central Iran, suffers extraordinarily from water stress due to climate change and intense resource use. This does not only put the livelihood of local farmers at risk, but also the sensitive ecological balance if the desert continues to spread. In this International Climate Initiative (IKI) project, inter 3 and GIZ investigate suitable solutions....more


Public bathing areas are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to public pools. According to the EU Bathing Water Directive, however, bathing water quality is monitored only once a month. This means sudden pollution of waters cannot be detected. This is the starting point of the FLUSSHYGIENE (Hygiene in Rivers) project that started in June 2015. In this project, inter 3 analyses possible conflicting interests using the Spree in suburban Berlin as an example, where the opening of public bathing areas is envisaged....more

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