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.

  • 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)…

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

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

    In the project NextGen, innovati…

  • 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…

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

    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)

    Investigation of climate change effects on artificial groundwater recharge

    HYDRA investigates possible…

  • Closing the Global Nutrient Loop (CLOOP)

    Surface water protection due to efficient use of fertilisers

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

  • Clear water from pharmaceuticals (CWPharma)

    Reducing pharmaceutical emissions into the Baltic Sea catchment

    Emissions of pharmaceutical residues into the aquatic environment from the catchment area of…

  • MeReZon – Tertiary wastewater treatment with ozone

    Fast and reliable measurement and control engineering concepts

    Recent years have seen numerous studies and research projects to determine the…

  • Construction and Renovation as a Source of Pollution (UFOPLAN BaSaR)

    Guidance for legal regulation and stakeholders

    Despite good water monitoring, there is only little knowledge about which pollutants…

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