This summer was dominated by persistent droughts and extreme heat waves leading to dried up lakes and rivers, increased water consumption and low groundwater tables.
In an interview with Frankfurter Rundschau, Robert explains the process of groundwater recharge and how it is affected by climate change. He points out the importance of alternative water sources to reduce overall drinking water demand: Using grey water for toilet flushing and rainwater for garden irrigation can help to cut peak water demands in the summer. Furthermore, Robert discusses why the infrastructural and institutional cooperation of small water suppliers is essential to secure the water supply during drought periods.
You can read the whole interview here.