In 2022, the Impact Workshops in Topic Line 1 "Societal Effects" enter the second round. The ZTG team will meet again with the core teams of ongoing transdisciplinary research projects to continue impact reflection and to further test the developed set of methods in the "resubmission" phase.
On July 20, 2022, the ZTG team, Martina Schäfer and Josefa Kny, met the project "P-Net - Phosphorus Recycling in the Harz and Heath Region" for the second time for a joint Impact Workshop. What has happened since the first Impact Workshop about a year ago? Have the visions formulated at that time changed or priorities shifted? Have initial effects already been achieved, and have knowledge and networks been deepened and expanded? And what are the assumptions and prerequisites behind the targeted impact paths? These questions were discussed in the round of project partners from science and practice.
This is what the participants from the P-Net project had to say about the second Impact Workshop:
Christoph Siemers (Head of Wastewater Operations at Stadtentwässerung Braunschweig GmbH):
"Admittedly, it was really hard for me to get started. I also didn't have much time to go back over the protocol from last time. But once I got started, I have to say that I always find it interesting. The workshop helped me to focus better on the goals. Where are we right now? Where do we want to go? Completely independent of the other technical problems you have, I think it's good to take another look at the whole project and what you've planned. Where do we really stand now? That doesn't get enough attention at the project meetings. I think this has been worked out here in a more focused way." (translated from German)
Christoph Siemers already gave us detailed feedback after the first workshop, which is recorded in this video.
Heinrich Ripke (Deputy Managing Director of Abwasserverband Braunschweig):
"I found it very good in terms of methodology. You got back into it very quickly and for me it showed today that we had already come relatively far with the workshop a year ago. The developments that have now occurred over the course of the year have been well incorporated here, and I think that's a basis for continuing on this path." (translated from German)
Andreas Kolb (Research Associate at the Institute for Urban Water Management at the Technical University of Braunschweig) - attending the Impact Workshop for the first time:
"For me, it was very refreshing and actually methodologically very helpful. I had little idea beforehand what to expect here, and this way of working via the Miroboard [...] helped me to formulate a clearer picture in my head of where we are, where we want to go and what the issues are. I would be happy to join again." (translated from German)