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Final Discussion of Workshop results for the Adaption strategy © Alexander Thüs​/​TU Dortmund
Final Discussion of Workshop results for the Adaption strategy

Persistent drought as a problem in Germany? According to this summer's headlines, the opposite seemed to be the case. Heavy rain and flooding dominated the front pages. However, the various extreme weather events will increase due to climate change and therefore require adaptation. The experiences from the drought years 2018-2020 with their far-reaching consequences for many aspects of life should therefore not be forgotten. 

In addition to concrete results, the municipality of Olfen is also developing universally applicable guidelines for dealing with the issue of drought. With a climate impact analysis, the needs for further climate adaptation actions were identified, particularly in agriculture, forestry, urban development and water management. Hence, the climate adaptation strategy is currently developed. 

Against this background, a strategy workshop for climate adaptation was held on Tuesday, 02.11.21, with local experts in the Leohaus in Olfen. About 20 stakeholders and representatives of different areas of responsibility (e.g. farmers, foresters, district and the city administration) discussed the results of the analysis and identified objectives and strategies. Based on these strategies, specific adaptation measures for Olfen will be developed in spring 2022. 

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The TU Dort­mund campus is located near the Dort­mund West interchange, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dort­mund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. Coming from the A45, you can turn onto Stockumer Straße via Universitätsstraße. This in turn is connected to Baroper Straße, along which Campus South extends. If you take the exit of the A-40, the route via Emil-Figge Straße, Marie-Curie Allee to Baroper Straße makes sense. If you turn from Baroper Straße into August-Schmidt Straße, you have the possibility to reach the parking lot directly behind the GB III.

The South Campus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Campus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dort­mund-Hombruch district and Dort­mund downtown. 

From Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen, the South Campus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Campus is served by the Campus Süd stop. 
A connection to Campus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Campus North and Campus South every 5 minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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