20. September 2021

Temporary data upload implemented

If you want to compare and visualize you water quality measurements (point data)  with information products on the GlobeWQ platform, this is now possible via a temporary upload tool for uploading CSV files. Once the browser window is closed refreshed the upload data will be cleared.

06. September 2021

Monthly aggregates of Satellite Remote Sensing Water Quality Information available for Lake Victoria

Monthly aggregates of Chlorophyll-a concentration, Turbidity, Harmful Algae Bloom Indicator, Secchi Disk Depth, as well as inorganic, organic and total Absorption are now available on the GlobeWQ platform for the last 12 months and will be updated every month. The monthly aggregates provided an integral overview of the entire Lake Victoria and supplement the already available daily data.

27. August 2021

Interactive Session at the World Water Week 2021 World Water Quality – Overlooked and Undervalued

GlobeWQ contributed to the Session "World Water Quality – Overlooked and Undervalued" at the 2021 World Water Week organized by the World Water Quality Alliance. Further information and an recording of the Session here.





Improving water quality is one of the major societal challenges worldwide and consequently a key issue in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (especially Sustainability Goal 6 ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’). Strategies and measures to reach this goal require coherent determination, analysis and visualization of water quality from regional to global scales. The GlobeWQ project will deliver a prototype for such an analysis and service platform.


The main goals of GlobeWQ are thus:

  • to develop, test and – in exemplary ways – apply an integrated and cross-scale analysis and evaluation methodology for water quality of surface and groundwaters;
  • to provide novel data synthesis of in-situ measured, modelled and remote sensing based information;
  • to identify existing and developing threats to water security with focus on water quality.


GlobeWQ is embedded in the World Water Quality Alliance led by the UN Environment Programme with the challenging task to compile a World Water Quality Assessment by 2023 on current and future freshwater quality. The GlobeWQ project is a direct continuation of the pre-study that resulted in a snapshot of world's water quality  and a roadmap for a worldwide assessment. The GlobeWQ project is associated to the BMBF funding measure Water as a Global Resource (GRoW).


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Pilot Project to create a 'Global Water Quality Analysis and Service Platform' –

GlobeWQ   Pilotprojekt Analyse- und Service-Plattform Globale Wasserqualität

The GlobeWQ project is financed by the BMBF funding measure Water as a Global Resource (GRoW) supervised by Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA), Division for Water Technology.





Project number: 02WGR1527A

Duration: 01.10.2019 – 30.09.2022



Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Magdeburg & Leipzig

Lead: Prof. Dr. Dietrich Borchardt

Contact: Dr. Christian Schmidt

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Martina Flörke

EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, Seefeld

Contact: Dr. Thomas Heege

Terrestris GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn

Contact: Hinrich Paulsen


Strategic Partners:

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Contact: Dr. Hartwig Kremer

German Environment Agency (UBA)

Contact: Dr. Lilian Busse

European Environment Agency (EEA)

Dr. Stéphane Isoard

International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO)

Contact: Dr. Philipp Saile


Program supervision on behalf of BMBF provided by Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA)