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.

  • FAKIN – Research Data Management

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

    Research data management comprises all activities related to…

  • SEMA-Berlin – Supporting Sewer Inspection and Investment Strategies

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

    Recent studies about wastewa…

  • AquaNES – Combined Processes for Water Treatment Systems

    Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered treatment processes

    The AquaNES project will demonstrate the benefits of…

  • OEMP – Removal of Microplastics from the Water Cycle

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

    The OEMP project is dedicated to developing materials…

  • RELIABLE SEWER – Optimisation of Sewer Inspection and Rehabilitation Strategies

    Improving the reliability of current sewer deterioration modelling approaches

    Wastewater infrastructures including…

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

    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…

  • OgRe – Relevance of Trace Organic Substances in Berlin’s Stomwater Runoff

    Supporting Berlin's strategy related to the reduction of trace organic contaminants by describing a first set of locally relevant substances occurring in stormwater runoff and estimating their annual loads

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