Research Projects

Our research activities focus on key issues of sustainable management of water resources. Our activities contribute to improving the quality of life in cities.

The unit “Urban Systems” bundles all topics relating to the management of stormwater, wastewater and urban sewers. The “Process Innovation” unit addresses technical issues in the field of water and wastewater treatment. The unit “Groundwater” focuses to natural water treatment systems and well management.

Our projects are closely linked with topics which are relevant for the future and are particularly important for the development of Smart City Concepts: Energy efficiency, climate resilience, infrastructure, surface water protection, resources and digitisation. This way we help to integrate water as an essential component of public services into Smart City concepts.

Projects with start ealier than 2007 are available in the project-archive.

  • Flexible and reliable concepts for sustainable water reuse in agriculture (FlexTreat)

    The current droughts in various regions of Germany highlight the need to rethink current water management…

  • Planning Criteria for Climate-just Cities – netWORKS4 (Transfer Phase)

    Contributions of Urban Supply Systems to Climate Justice

    The design of climate-resilient or even climate-just cities…

  • Production of Modified Phosphate from Sewage Sludge Ash (R-Rhenania)

    In Bavaria, sewage sludge from municipal wastewater treatment is incinerated to a great extent. The large sewage sludge…

  • Cross-sectoral Energetic Use of Biomethane and Hydrogen from Sewage Treatment Plants (GrünesGas)

    At Berlin’s sewage treatment plants, biogas is produced from sewage sludge which is used by…

  • Industry and Water-Utility Symbiosis for a Smarter Water Society (ULTIMATE)

    The new action plan of the European Commission – the green deal – aims to increase the sustainability of the European…

  • Development of digital solutions for the optimisation of membrane bioreactors (MBR 4.0)

    The use of digital technologies in the water industry is increasing. The project MBR4.0 is designed to…

  • Digital Water City: Leading Urban Water Management to its Digital Future (DWC)

    Leveraging the Potential of Data and Digital Technologies for Urban Water Management European cities face major…

  • New Measures to Reduce Water Pollution of Trace Organic Compounds in Urban Rainwater Runoff – Two Novel Technologies and a Planning Guideline (SpuR)

    In urban areas, rainwater run-off can be…

  • Resource Planning for City Districts (R2Q)

    Limited resources like land, water, materials and energy are subject to an enormous urbanisation pressure. The R2Q project is dedicated to organise the use…

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