Berliner Wasserbetriebe – GermanyWebsite: http://www.bwb.de
The Berliner Wasserbetriebe, a public law corporation, is the largest company in the field of water supply and wastewater treatment in Germany with a long tradition. In 1856 the first waterworks facility in Berlin went into operation.
The Berliner Wasserbetriebe provide excellent drinking water for 3.7 million people in Berlin. It is also responsible for the sustainable treatment of wastewater of 3.9 million people in Berlin and the surrounding region. Surface water treatment plants and storm water facilities are also in operation. Process engineering is one major department within the Berliner Wasserbetriebe. Thus, a safe drinking water supply and ecological wastewater treatment is one of the most important issues of our company.
With a high degree of expertise and great responsibility for mankind and the environment, the Berliner Wasserbetriebe have a long tradition for research and development of innovative technologies in full scale. Project experiences with national and international funding were gained.Contact person:
Regina GNIRSS (Mrs)Address:
IWW Rheinisch-Westfaelisches Institut – GermanyWebsite: http://www.iww-online.de
IWW Water Centre is a research institute associated with the University of Duisburg-Essen. It is a not-for-profit research organisation, which carries out basic and applied research in practically all fields of water technology. Total research staff is 27 scientists in six research departments: Water resources management, Water technology, Water networks, Water quality analysis (with ISO 14025 accreditation), Applied Microbiology, Management consulting. IWW Water Centre runs an ISO 9001 certified quality-management system. Annual research budget is about 1.5 million euro.
IWW Water Centre conducts basic and applied research in collaboration with other universities and industries. The unit has participated in many combined research projects, funded by the European Community, the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF), German Ministry of Health (BMGS) and the Umweltbundesamt (UBA). Recent projects linked to climate change and risk management have been dedicated to integrated water resources management concepts, to flooding prevention for water supply infrastructure, to biofouling and hygiene in drinking and industrial water systems and to the economic needs of adaptation processes. IWW has piloted more than 10 applications of Water Safety Plans (WSP) in small and medium-sized drinking water companies in Germany, several applications of HACCP-schemes in industrial production processes and has been running benchmarking and optimisation studies for water utilities over several years.Contact person:
Wolf MERKEL (Dr)Address:
MULHEIM AN DER RUHR
NIVUS – GermanyWebsite: http://www.nivus.de
The NIVUS company was founded in 1967. In the past we made every effort to acquire experience in the field of ultrasonic measurement technology. NIVUS have rendered real pioneering work in this area. In cooperation with partners NIVUS introduced the first ultrasonic level measurement units for industrial use in the seventies on a wide base in central Europe. Many new products were rapidly developed on that basis. Today NIVUS are capable of acting as a full-range supplier for measurement technology in the water economy. As middle classed company NIVUS sells measuring equipment for flow rate metering, level metering, water quality and data acquisition, transfer, logging and evaluation. A comprehensive process control system with many special functions for water economy completes the product range.Contact person:
Michael TEUFEL (Dr)Address:
Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH – GermanyWebsite: http://www.kompetenz-wasser.de
The Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH (KWB) is an international centre for water research and knowledge transfer. It is a public-private partnership, founded in December 2001. The purpose of the KWB is the promotion of research and development in the field of water as well as the promotion of education. The KWB pursues non-profit purposes within the meaning of the German Tax Code. The shareholders are Veolia Wasser (50.94 %), the Berlinwasser Group (24.53 %) and TSB Technology Foundation Innovation Centre Berlin (24.53 %). The activities of the KWB GmbH are controlled by the 9 members of the supervisory board, representing public institutions and private sector. In cooperation with the actors of the Berlin water sector, including universities, research institutions, and small and medium-sized enterprises, KWB prepares and carries out major research projects with the financial support of its shareholders. The research activity is organised in three specialised departments: i) Sustainable use and conservation of groundwater resources, ii) Point & non-point source pollution control of surface water, and iii) Advanced and sustainable solutions for waste water treatment technologies. In 2008, KWB has reinforced its organisational capacity by establishing best practice in project management. The methods and tools implemented support the research groups in achieving the projects objectives in-schedule and within budget, and increase the value created by R&D.Contact person:
Ludwig PAWLOWSKI (Mr)Address: