Groundwater Remediation

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is responsible for various policy areas in the Federal Republic of Germany, essential ones of which are reflected in the naming of the ministry. Until 1986, three different ministries within the Federal Government were responsible for environmental concerns: the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. Then, in the middle of the same year, a single government authority for the federal environmental policy was created for the first time, the then Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). In the course of the following decades, additional responsibilities were temporarily transferred to the authority, such as including urban development, housing, rural infrastructure, public building law, construction as well as federal buildings, which also led to name changes thoughout the years (e.g. BMUB between 2013 and 2018). At present, the ministry is also responsible for consumer protection policy and therefore uses the extended abbreviation BMUV. For more than 30 years now its main task has remained unchanged however: to ensure the protection of the population from environmental toxins and radiation, the wise and economical use of raw materials, the protection of the climate and the use of natural resources in a way that preserves the diversity of animal and plant species and their habitats. A key responsibility is to prepare legislation in order to design the legal framework in the areas of responsibility. This also includes shaping regulatory law and transposing EU directives into national law. Furthermore, this includes the financial promotion of research and development, support for the market introduction of innovative technologies, cooperation at national and international level, and communication for broad social participation and acceptance in the protection and careful use of the environment and resources.

DVGW-Water Technology Center (TZW)

TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser - the German Water Centre – is part of DVGW e.V. , the German Gas and Waterworks Association. Based on comprehensive research activities and practical experiences TZW develops solutions for all areas of national and international water management issues from resource protection via water abstraction and treatment to distribution up to consumers’ tap.

Brandenburg University of Technology - Professorship of waste management

The Brandenburg University of Technology offers technical and scientific studies and further social and economy studies. The Professorship of Waste Management deals with the mechanical, thermal and in particular biological treatment and recycling of waste, the production of energy and energy carrier from renewable raw materials and waste materials, landfill technology and disposal logistics and knowledge transfer in an international context.

GICON Holding GmbH

GICON® is a group of independent engineering and consulting companies with locations throughout Germany. The national and international projects cover the areas of system planning, environmental / permit applications, energy technology, soil and water management, and information technology for a variety of industrial sectors. In addition to consulting and engineering, the group is active in research and development and plant construction.

Technische Universität Berlin - Institute of Environmental Technology

With almost 34 000 students, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. The services offered by the seven Faculties ranges from natural and technical sciences to planning, economics and social sciences and humanities. The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology consists of six chairs: "Sustainable Engineering", "Circular Economy and Recycling Technology", "Environmental Microbiology", "Environmental Chemistry and Air Research", "Water Quality Engineering" and "Environmental Process Engineering".

Technische Universität Dresden - Institute of Waste Management and Circular Economy (IAK)

The Institute of Waste Management and Circular Economy was established in September 1995 by the joint initiative of the Chair of Waste Management and the Chair of Groundwater and Soil Remediation and represents a branch of the Technische Universität Dresden. The institute works on biological and thermal processes of waste treatment, recycling, and the use of biogas to the investigation and remediation of contaminants in groundwater and soil, as well as the computer-aided modeling of relevant pollutant transport processes. The institute consists of modern laboratories, lecture rooms and large spatial capacities for research activities.

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ was established in 1991 and has more than 1,100 employees in Leipzig, Halle/S. and Magdeburg. They study the complex interactions between humans and the environment in cultivated and damaged landscapes. The scientists develop concepts and processes to help secure the natural foundations of human life for future generations.