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Water and Climate Coalition participating in the MINIMAX competition: Solutions for Managing Water and Climate Extremes

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The MINIMAX Competition is open to all initiatives that contribute to improving flood, drought, and water resources management. The Competition aims to identify innovative and practical solutions that MINIMISE the negative impacts of hydroclimatic extremes and MAXIMISE social, economic, and environmental benefits. Solutions should cover one of four themes, to be selected on 24 March: Finance | WASH | Gender | Transboundary | Urban | Nexus | Youth | Data.

Goals of the competition
  • Inspire action by providing practical and innovative insights on overcoming challenges that motivates actors to develop new water and climate solutions.
  • Build bridges between the water and climate communities and demonstrating how water action can lead to fostering climate adaptation and mitigation.
  • Accelerate change through scaling up and replicating innovative solutions by strengthening collaboration between stakeholders from various sectors and working at different levels. 
Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.