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.

  • Advanced Urban Water Management to Efficiently Ensure Bathing Water Quality (iBathWater)

    Stormwater and combined sewer overflows are one of the main pollution sources with strong impact to the quality…

  • Circular Agronomics: Efficient Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycling in the European Agri-food System and related up- and down-stream processes to mitigate emissions

    Recycling of phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon

  • Implementation of Sponge City Concepts in China (KEYS)

    Smart Technologies for Sustainable Water Management in Urban Areas as Key Contribution to Sponge Cities

    In cooperation with partners from China,…

  • Lidköping Innovation Wastewater Eco-Hub (LIWE)

    Large-scale implementation of tertiary treatment and phosphate recovery in Lidköping, Sweden

    The Lidköping Innovation Wastewater Eco-Hub (LIWE LIFE)…

  • NextGen – Towards a Next Generation of Water Systems and Services for the Circular Economy

    Investigation of water reuse, nutrient recovery and energy recovery from wastewater

    In the project NextGen, innovative…

  • Technical Treatment of Groundwater Featuring Elevated Sulphate Levels (SULEMAN)

    Advanced options and limits of a resource and energy efficient drinking water management

    In recent times, rising sulphate…

  • SEMA-Berlin 2 -Support of Sewer Inspection and Investment Strategies by means of Deterioration Models

    Advancement of selected model approaches for rapid and exact sewer condition prediction

    SEMA-Berlin enters the second…

  • Hydraulics of Artificial Groundwater Recharge under Changing Climatic Conditions in Berlin (HYDRA)

    Untersuchung der Folgen des Klimawandels auf die künstliche Grundwasseranreicherung

    HYDRA investigates possible…

  • CLOOP – Closing the Global Nutrient Loop

    Surface water protection due to efficient use of fertilisers

    Nutrients in conventional fertilisers are present in a highly water-soluble form. This…

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