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…

  • 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…

  • E-VENT – Less Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions of WWTPs

    Evaluation of process options for the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Berlin sewage treatment plants

    Berlin’s sewage treatment…

  • Nutrient recyclates for organic farming (nurec4org)

    Examination of phosphorus-containing recyclates in terms of their acceptance and approval

    The aim of organic farming is to minimise the consumption…

  • 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…

  • netWORKS4 – Planning Criteria for Climate-just Cities

    Contributions of Urban Supply Systems to Climate Justice

    The design of a climate just city requires an integrated urban development and…

  • PHORWÄRTS – Comparing Fertiliser Production from Rock Phosphate with P-recovery from Wastewater

    Comparative contaminant risk assessment of phosphours from wstewater with regard to fertiliser application

  • AquaNES – Combined Processes for Water Treatment Systems

    Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered treatment processes

    The AquaNES project will demonstrate the benefits of…

  • SMART-Plant – Low-carbon Footprint Material Recovery Techniques

    Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants

    In the scope of the SMART …

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