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.

  • Smart Framework for Real-time Monitoring and Control of Subsurface Processes in Managed Aquifer Recharge Applications (SMART-Control)

    Smart framework for real-time monitoring and control of subsurface…

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

    Investigation of climate change effects on artificial groundwater recharge

    HYDRA investigates possible…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Treated Wastewater in Agricultural Irrigation (UFO-WWV)

    Development of guidelines for agricultural water reuse practices

    The UFO-WWV project is being realised within a research contract commissioned by…

  • Treatment of Emerging Pollutants in Water and Wastewater (DEMEAU)

    Mobilisation of the experience with MAR-systems and evaluation of technologies for the removal of trace organic compounds by Life Cycle Assessment

  • Optimisation of Drinking Water Well Field Operation – Phase 2 (OPTIWELLS-2)

    Energy savings and quality control

    Against the background of increasing energy prices and climate change, energy…

  • Geological CO2 Storage and Other Emerging Subsurface Activities (COSMA)

    Supporting water utilities in identifying theoretical and realistic impacts arising from emerging subsurface activities

    In the course of climate change…

  • Risk Analysis of Microbial Contamination of Drinking Water Wells (RIKO)

    Determination of preventive measures

    A special feature of Berlin’s drinking water production system is the absence of…

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