In the humid heat of July the project partners from Germany and Pakistan met for the Kickoff conference in Pakistan. The National Textile University (NTU) in Faisalabad was an excellent host for the conference and organized visits to the textile industry. With the University of Agriculture Faisalabad we visited research fields and cooperating farmers.
In March 2017, Charel Baumann, young engineer at FiW, had the opportunity to participate in a GIZ mission conducted by Dr. Harald Schönberger (University of Stuttgart) within the GIZ project “Water Efficiency in the Textile Industry (WETI)”. The purpose of Mr. Baumann’s participation was to present the InoCottonGROW project to WETI partner factories and prepare the ground for demonstrating an anaerobic pilot wastewater treatment plant later this year at Kohinoor Mills Limited.