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River-fishes do not tolerate heavy inland navigation traffic

Heavy vessel operation significantly reduces the number of fishes, says study of Christian Wolter and Petr Zajkcek. They recommend that these results should also be taken into account in the "Blue Belt Germany" federal program, for which the 3rd Status Conference is being held in Berlin today.

“Fencing in is not an option”

Freshwaters play a central role when it comes to recreational activities. Markus Venohr and Christian Wolter are investigating how such activities affect the ecosystems of lakes and rivers in the new AQUATAG project.
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Comparing the world’s mega-canals

 Water transfer megaprojects are meant to supply fresh water to the  globe. Researchers have collected the data for comparison and  planning.

The city of tomorrow is "blue"

Much more than foul water in clogged canals: urban waters could make our cities more livable. On the World Cities Day, we have talked to IGB scientist Jörg Freyhof about how this can be achieved.
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Ecohydrologist Doerthe Tetzlaff is elected AGU Fellow

Doerthe Tetzlaff, head of IGB's Ecohydrology department for one year, has been honoured with the American Geophysical Union's Fellowship – as the first ever female hydrologist in Germany.
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Urban Algae: European young scientist’s project

Today 97 young scientists from across Europe start studying the society’s perception of ecosystem services provided by urban ponds, as well their ecological status.

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