(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi Environmental Foundation recognised two master’s theses in the Sustainable Resource Management course of study. The 8th SRM Award went to Julia Möbius and Sebastian Heinz of Technical University of Munich. Each of the winners received 1,500 euros prize money.
Julia Möbius’ master’s thesis analyzed how young people regard and use the Berlin city forest. Julia interviewed 800 Berlin residents aged between 14 and 25. The result unveiled that they hardly discovered the forest as a recreational area for themselves. Thus, creating a comprehensive basis for planning future design concepts for forest areas.
Sebastian Heinz’s thesis dealt with the socio-economic consequences of climate change and the associated uncertain environmental conditions. Sebastian conducted an economic experiment with students and farmers in Hangzhou, China. How social dilemmas affect people living in river basins. His research showed that fairness and trust contribute to the successful organization of unequally distributed access to water.
Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of the Audi Environmental Foundation:
“Since 2009, the Audi Environmental Foundation has been promoting innovative ideas for environmental protection, as well as scientists and their research into sustainable resource management. With the SRM Award, we are honoring two young researchers who are concerned with the forest and the important resource of water – and are thus contributing to greater sustainability.”
SOURCE: Volkswagen AG