"The value of water – education for a sustainable development"

Special edition 2023

On October 12, 2023, 2:00 p.m. German time, 3.00 p.m. Israeli time, experts from Israel and Germany will speak about the value of water and how skills for a responsible use of drinking water can be promoted in the sense of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

The event takes place as part of the webinar series “Planetary Boundaries – How Israel and Germany take on Climate Change”. The LZU started the series in 2022 in cooperation with the Consulate General of the State of Israel in Munich. This year's webinar on the subject of water is supported by the Energy- and Water Association - Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate (LDEW) as a further partner.

The webinar is primarily aimed at local water suppliers as well as interested multipliers and experts from municipalities and/or environmental education/ESD in Rhineland-Palatinate. The innovative measures and educational approaches in Israel as well as best practice examples in Rhineland-Palatinate could offer new ideas and impulses for ESD offers and environmental education activities.  The seminar is also open to interested people in Germany and Israel.

Program & Presentations

  • Welcome
    Kasa Harbor, Deputy Consul General of Israel to South Germany
    State Secretary Michael Hauer, Ministry of Climate Protection in Rhineland-Palatinate
    Sebastian Exner, Assisstant CEO LDEW Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz
  • "Why Germany has to rethink water"
    Introduction and short assessment of the situation by the Moderator Siegfried Gendries, Communication Consulting Water
  • Presentation of the Israeli water campaign
    "Conservation. From Awareness to Action. The ISRAELI Experience.“
    Uri Schor, Head of Education, Campaigns and Information, Authority for Water and Sewage in Israel
  • "20 years of environmental education work at wvr" 
    Petra Postrach, wvr, Water Supply Rheinhessen-Pfalz GmbH
  • Lessons Learned - Discussion on the challenges and solutions for environmental education through water management