The Role of Land Use and Water Management in Regional Climate Change
Jülich, 25 November 2021 – Forschungszentrum Jülich is participating in the new collaborative research centre “Regional Climate Change: Disentangling the Role of Land Use and Water Management” (SFB 1502) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). As part of the collaborative research centre (SFB), researchers are investigating the hypothesis that anthropogenic changes in land use and intensified water management also impact on the regional climate, leading to unintended changes in the regional natural water and energy cycle. Jülich agrosphere researcher Prof. Harry Vereecken has taken on the role of co-spokesperson of the SFB; Prof. Jürgen Kusche from the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation (IGG) at the University of Bonn is the central coordinator. The DFG is funding the start-up phase with € 10 million over a period of four years.