Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
The capital city: Berlin
Berlin is a fascinatingly unique mix of history, zeitgeist and energy, a city combining great cultural diversity with an incomparable range of events and opportunities of sightseeing. The remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial, plus a new government quarter in Germany’s capital – all coining a cityscape where the traces of Germany’s more recent history are vividly evident.
Focusing on water, Berlin with its very narrow water cycle is a good example for water stress based on seasonal changes and the risk to develop towards permanent water stress due to climate change and urban growth. Besides the Berlin Water Company (BWB) a range of highly active water networks, e.g. German Water Partnership (GWP) and AQUANET and research institutions, e.g. Technical University of Berlin, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology among others are located here. As German capital, all important high level governmental institutions are represented in Berlin, e.g. the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Environment Agency (UBA).