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KliA-Net Rheingau

[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. Eckhard Jedicke, Hochschule Geisenheim und Eltvilles Bürgermeister Patrick Kunkel freuen sich über die unterschriebene Kooperationserklärung ©StadtEltville

The KliA-Net project will be continued as KliA-Net Rheingau:

Geisenheim University, together with the Wuppertal Institute for Environment, Climate and Energy and the city of Eltville am Rhein, implemented the KliA-Net project from 2019-2022. Within the first project phase, practice-relevant and application-oriented action and implementation concepts for climate adaptation were developed for different actors. The basis for the development and work of the network of actors is a catalogue with descriptions of measures for climate adaptation in viticulture. KliA-Net now has more than 250 network members, and numerous network meetings, stakeholder workshops and on-site meetings with winegrowers and wineries have been organised.

The town of Eltville and the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences have now signed an agreement on the topic of cooperation for climate adaptation in Eltville - and on a regional level in the Rheingau. This is to continue the work in KliA-Net. Above all, the handling of water as a resource, the reduction of heat, drought and flash floods through the implementation of the principle of the sponge city, as well as the possibilities of using land consolidation as an instrument in climate adaptation require diverse solutions.

Teaching Abroad

[Translate to English:] © Jörn Schultheiß


The National Polytechnic University of Ukraine in Lviv has been cooperating with Geisenheim University for two years now. Together with the Viacheslav Chornovil Institute for Sustainable Development, the Competence Centre for Cultural Landscape (KULT) of Geisenheim University works on topics of landscape development in Ukraine. As part of this cooperation, the Geisenheim scientists Dr Martin Reiss and Dr Jörn Schultheiß took part in the "Visiting Professor Programme" in Lviv and have now been awarded a certificate. Together with their Ukrainian colleague, Dr Maryana Senkiv, they offer a course on the digitisation of features of Ukrainian cultural landscapes and thus contribute to the preservation of Ukraine's cultural heritage. When reconstruction begins, such documentation can serve, for example, the proper reconstruction of culturally and historically valuable assets. This fits thematically into activities of KULT, which organises a nationwide working group for the system KuLaDig (Kulturlandschaft Digital) and is involved in several projects for the digitisation of cultural landscapes in Germany.

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CULT - A cooperative network

CULT is a cooperative network concerned with the sustainable development of the cultural landscape.

With the three fields of activity Science, Practice and Discourse, we network research and practice. We promote the transfer of knowledge to address the pressing problem areas of cultural landscape development:


The digital system KuLaDig (Kulturlandschaft Digital) for recording and displaying cultural landscape elements is used to solve a variety of different cultural landscape issues, for example in regional development, nature conservation, environmental education and tourism. A transnational KuLaDig working group was founded under the umbrella of KULT in order to promote networking between the various KuLaDig stakeholders and to release synergies for the future. This group meets at regular intervals.