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Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) is a non-profit water research centre based in Berlin, founded in 2001. Our shareholders are Berliner Wasserbetriebe/Berlinwasser Holding GmbH and Technologiestiftung Berlin.
Berlinwasser Holding GmbH
Under the management of the Berlinwasser Holding GmbH, innovative companies work on the national and international market in the water supply and sewage sectors, utility-related services and the future-oriented multi-utility division. The Berlin Wasser Holding GmbH holds 24.53 % of KWB.
Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) supply 3.7 million residents daily in Berlin and the surrounding area with drinking water and treat and dispose of their wastewater. They bring their competence and expertise in the area of science and development to KWB. The BWB are a member of the Berlinwasser Holding GmbH and hold 25.47 % of KWB.
In its function as a network moderator between science, industry and politics the Technologiestiftung Berlin encourages the formation of centres of competence in the region in promising, growth-oriented fields of technology, which apart from bio, traffic and information technology and medical engineering, also includes the water industry. The Technologiestiftung Berlin holds 50.00 % of KWB.
The activities of the KWB gGmbH are controlled by the the supervisory board, representing public institutions and private economic actors:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Donner
Chair of Supervisory Board of KWB
CEO Berliner Wasserbetriebe
CEO Technologiestiftung Berlin
Chairman of the Management Board of Berlinwasser Holding GmbH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch
President HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Birgit Fritz-Taute
Head of Department at Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection
Head of Energy, Digitalisation, Innovation Department at Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Uwe Thamsen
Technische Universität Berlin
Chair of Fluid System Dynamics
President of VBKI Association of Berlin Business People and Industrialists