Complex Resource Evaluation and Analysis Methodology (CREAM)

A Groundwater Management Tool for Berlin


The scope of the project Complex Resource Evaluation and Analysis Methodology (CREAM) is to identify and demonstrate the tools necessary for responsible groundwater management.

The first stage of the CREAM project demonstrates the techniques used by the Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) and Veolia Water (formerly Vivendi Water) for the successful and sustainable management of groundwater resources in Berlin.

Berlin has a comprehensive and current data set, spanning many years of groundwater monitoring and covering the whole of the BWB supply area.

This valuable asset is used to effectively manage the resource through a variety of management methods used by different departments within BWB.


The structure is an internet-based presentation of interlinked pages demonstrating the groundwater management tools based on the experience of BWB and Veolia Water.


The establishment of PC-based guidelines incorporating the current approach of BWB to solve technical issues. This will be developed to assist management decisions drawing examples from different locations around the world. Berlin is at this stage the demonstration site for alluvial aquifers.