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.

  • Creating Synergies Between Municipal Solid Waste and Wastewater Management (REEF 2W)

    Increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency

    The project REEF 2W, funded by the European Union in the…

  • Research Data Management (FAKIN)

    Development of standardised processes, tools and methods for the reproducibility of research results

    Research data management comprises all activities related to the…

  • Supporting Sewer Inspection and Investment Strategies (SEMA-Berlin)

    Test and selection of a model approach in terms of prediction quality of sewer deterioration models

    Recent studies about wastewater…

  • Combined Processes for Water Treatment Systems (AquaNES)

    Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered treatment processes

    The AquaNES project will demonstrate the benefits of combined…

  • Optimisation of Sewer Inspection and Rehabilitation Strategies (RELIABLE SEWER)

    Improving the reliability of current sewer deterioration modelling approaches

    Wastewater infrastructures including…

  • Removal of Microplastics from the Water Cycle (OEMP)

    Optimised materials and methods for microplastic particle removal from the water cycle

    The OEMP project is dedicated to developing materials and…

  • Rapid Test Schemes for the Assessment of TrOC Removal from Wastewater (TestTools)

    Development and validation of rapid test schemes for the assessment of TrOC behaviour in technical and natural barriers in the urban water cycle

  • Hygienically Relevant Microorganisms and Pathogens in Multifunctional Water Bodies and Hydrologic Circles (FLUSSHYGIENE)

    Sustainable management of different types of water bodies in Germany

    Project Objectives The objective…

  • Strategies for the Continuous Monitoring of Flow Times (T-MON)

    Maintining natural water treatment without disinfection

    During routine operation, drinking water production in Berlin does not involve any…

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