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Exploring Ways to Sustainability - Learning Experiences from India and Germany


Online Conference on Sustainability - 12 November

Together with its newly founded India Chapter, the Alumni Association is organising an online conference on Friday, 12 November 2021 on the topic of "Exploring Ways to Sustainability – Learning Experiences and from Bremen and India". The three thematic blocks will focus on models of decentralised sanitation in India, which were co-designed in Bremen, on future urban mobility and on hydrogen as an energy carrier of the future. In each session, a speaker from Bremen and India will present corresponding projects and strategies. The conference will also focus on networking among participants from science, business and civil society. Further information and registration here.

12 November 2021

2 pm - 6 pm IST; 9:30 - 13:30 CEST


1. Boosting decentralised sanitation solutions
Impact of partnerships on the scaling up of technologies – status quo and prospects for the future


Dr. Alex Wolf
Regional Coordinator South Asia at BORDA

Nature-based solutions in the sanitation sector 
The BORDA experience in India (in cooperation with CDD Society)


Dr. Dayanand Panse
Director of Ecosan Services Foundation,
President of the Indian Water Works Association (IWWA)

Simple and smart – ecological sanitation solutions in India

2. New ways of mobility – designing future cities

Michael Glotz-Richter
Senior Project Adviser Sustainable Mobility at the City Administration of Bremen

Key aspects of sustainable public transport in Bremen

Sujaya Rathi 
Urban Specialist
Member of American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Life Member of Institute of Urban Transport, Government of India

Public transport – liveable cities in India

3. Hydrogen as the energy carrier of tomorrow

Dr. Tobias Wendler 
Researcher at University of Bremen

Bremen as a future hydrogen hub in Germany 
Case study: Roadmap for a gradual defossilisation of the steel plant in Bremen

Prof. Dr. Pratibha Sharma
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai

Aspects of a hydrogen strategy for India