Everything is prepared for the 1st status meeting WASCAL-DE-Coop that will take place from 26th to 27th February. For two days, we will present and discuss our current research activities and first results and set-up a roadmap for 2020. We now only wait for the starting date to welcome our guests from the WASCAL Competence Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and from the DLR Project Management Agency in Bonn. We are also very much looking forward to welcoming our colleagues from the Physical Geography at the Intsitute of Geography and Geology (University of Würzburg) and at the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen.