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Agency of Environment and Geology of Hessen

Hessian State Ministry for the  Environment

Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology

Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology

A brief introduction

The Agency of Environment and Geology of Hessen is a technical, engineering and scientific environmental authority in the German State of Hessen. It is integrated within the organizational framework of the highest administrative level, the Ministry of Environment of Hessen (P.1) and can thus directly influence reg. policies in Hessen.

Professionals of various disciplines are working together in order to investigate and evaluate the key media of our environment – water, soil and air. They are in charge of key tasks as for instance the further development of the geodata infrastructure.
The Agency is resp. for recording, collecting, processing, evaluating as well as publishing data and information on the condition and change of the environmental media. Based on these data, the Agency develops adaption concepts, policy recommendations as well as expert opinions. The Agency also provides scientific, expert and practically orientated advice to the Ministry and to other authorities.

In the WATER CoRe project the Agency will mainly focus on the following topics:
  • Caused by climate change, water scarcity and drought could affect the landscape, economy and health of people in Hessen. The Agency is responsible to advice the Ministry, who is responsible for improving the general conditions and the creation of adaption methodologies for these potential effects. Potential benefit from the project would be the improvement of its existing instruments as well as the development of new instruments.
  • The Agency of Environment and Geology of Hessen gained a lot of experience in the fields of technical and financial control of the water demand side management, benchmarking as well as multimedia campaigns. They will contribute their experiences in these fields of action to the partners.

The Agency's benefit from WATER CoRe would be to improve its methodology in 1) developing further adaptation approaches in Hessen and 2) procedures for mitigation of climate change effect.

Institution (EN): Agency of Environment and Geology of Hessen
Address: Rheingaustrasse 186
Postal code: 65203
Town: Wiesbaden
Country: DE
NUTS Level 2: Darmstadt
NUTS Level 3: Wiesbaden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Phone (office): 0049 (0) 611 6939 100:(mobile)
Fax: 0049 (0) 611 6939 555

Contact person: Rainer Fuchs


This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme


The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.