Research Department: Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods
Project Leader within IRS: Dr. Timothy Moss
Project Team: Frank Sondershaus
Consortium: Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Coordination) DHI-WASY GmbH Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
Funding Organization: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Duration: 05/2009 - 05/2014
This collaborative project aimed to develop and implement climate change adaptation strategies in the Berlin-Brandenburg region in a broad-based and emblematic manner. Together with a variety of practitioners (business, public administration, the general public), twelve research institutions worked on 24 sub-projects. The IRS was involved in sub-project 19 and thus contributed to ‘Water Management’ as one of the collaborative project’s action fields. Within this sub-project, the IRS was responsible for the social scientific research component. ‘Fredersdorfer Mühlenfließ’ was chosen as the study area. The goal was to develop proposals for an institutional adaptation of water management to the impacts of climate change in small catchment areas and to assess their applicability through a participatory process.