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Presenting What’s Up, Germany?'s
"By The River" issue.

A tribute to our rivers.

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What’s Up, Ambassador?

“We are because rivers are. The fact that rivers around
the world are in a state of crisis is cause for great alarm!”
— Dr Martin Ney
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Take part in What's Up, Germany?'s River Quiz.

Have fun cracking it!

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By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population
is expected to face water shortages!

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Indo-German Cooperation

Germany will help India clean the Ganga.
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By the River – 2017 | Issue 4

By the River (2017 | Issue 4)

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  • Dr. Martin Ney, German Ambassador to India

What’s Up, Ambassador?

“As one of India's largest development partners, Germany is pleased to contribute to the Indian government's 'Namami Gange Programme',” says Dr Ney.

  • Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Know the facts. Because knowledge is power and ignorance isn't bliss.

  • A Flowing Tribute

A Flowing Tribute

Rivers are the arteries of our earth. What’s Up, Germany? acknowledges how much we owe them.

  • Father Rhine's Recovery

Father Rhine’s Recovery

The Rhine River was once very polluted, like the Ganga is today. What’s Up, Germany? traces the Rhine's journey, from a toxic mess to a pristine source of life.

  • Indian Rivers: Sending Out an SOS!

Indian Rivers: Sending Out an SOS!

Millions of Indians rely on rivers for their daily needs, but what is the state of our rivers?

  • Reviving the Ganga

Reviving the Ganga

The Ganga is the fifth-most polluted river in the world today. Let's take a look at what's being done to improve its condition.

  • India and Germany Join Hands to Clean the Ganga

India and Germany Join Hands to Clean the Ganga

Ganga rejuvenation features high on the Indo-German agenda.

  • All in a Day's Work!

All in a Day’s Work!

What’s Up, Germany? joined Ambassador Dr Ney on his tour of Uttarakhand. Here are some snapshots of his action-packed trip!

  • Yamuna: The Story of a River

Yamuna: The Story of a River

What's Up, Germany? shows you how the river Yamuna degenerates into a filthy sewer in Delhi.

  • Watery Inspirations

Watery Inspirations

For centuries, writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers have been inspired by rivers. Check out these river-related books, movies, paintings and songs.

  • Water Woes

Water Woes

Climate change is a huge threat to our already dwindling water supply.

  • What's Up, Germany?'s Survival Kit

What’s Up, Germany?‘s Survival Kit

It's time to become water wise. Here are little things you can do that make a difference.

  • What's Up, Germany?'s River Quiz

What’s Up, Germany?‘s River Quiz

Become a river whiz! Take a crack at this true or false quiz. You could win a cool coffee mug!

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