General Sewage Technology

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research as a supreme federal authority has the central task of concretely shaping and supporting the policies and objectives of the Federal Government in maintaining and promoting education, science and research in Germany. In doing so, it is largely responsible for drafting the legislation in these areas. General school education, vocational education and qualification and the promotion of training make up priority areas in this context. On the other hand, the BMBF provides financial support for research in all areas of science, as well as for young scientists and international exchange in training, continuing education and studies. Already for decades, the ministry has put a focus on researching and developing promising and clean technologies in order to secure the economic and social foundations for the country's future. The BMBF specifically supports processes of ecological, economic and social change, for example through the program "Research for Sustainable Development" (FONA). For the technical and administrative supervision of research projects, the ministry works together with the so-called project management agencies, including the DLR project management agency, the Jülich project management agency or the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik project management agency.

Bundeswehr University Munich - Institute of Water Management

The Bundeswehr University Munich was founded in 1973 in order to provide academic training for officers and officer candidates. The Institute of Water Management is divided into the professorships "Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Engineering" and "Urban Water Management and Waste Technology" and conducts teaching and research activities in Hydromechanics, River Engineering, Sediment Management and Modeling of Water Systems.

German Association for Process and Rain Water Usage (fbr)

fbr is a nation-wide professional association of people, companies, local authorities, offices, specialized trading companies and institutions interested or already actively involved in water recycling and rainwater utilization. fbr has set itself the objective of promoting water recycling and rainwater utilization and bringing together everyone actively involved and interested in this sector. The purpose of fbr is to save drinking water and reduce sewage. Its responsibility lies in the creation of a provision against future contingencies, while at the same time taking into account all aspects of environmental protection, science and research.

German Association of Gas and Water Engineering (DVGW)

At the DVGW (Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. - Technisch-wissenschaftlicher Verein = DVGW German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) the transfer of know-how and communication is at the centre of attention. On the basis of high technical competence we choose an open dialogue. We are transparent, and we are neutral.

Research for Sustainability (FONA)

Germany is already a technology and market leader in the fields of climate protection and adaptation to climate change, sustainable resource management as well as innovative environmental and energy technologies. The Framework Programme “Research for Sustainable Development” by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is intended to intensify and enhance this position.

Technische Universität Darmstadt - Institute IWAR

The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany's leading technical universities. Institute IWAR is one of 13 Institutes at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at TU Darmstadt. The institute deals with the areas of environmental and water protection, water quality management, waste management and contaminated sites detection.

University of Stuttgart - Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management

The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany with global significance. It sees itself as a center of university-based, non-university, and industrial research. The core competence of the institute lies in technical environmental protection in the fields of water, sewage, waste, soil and exhaust air. The scientists investigate the underlying chemical-microbiological relationships. Data is collected with modern methods of environmental analysis. As a result, the technical facilities and procedures for industrial and municipal supply and disposal can be reviewed, optimized and further developed.

Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU)

The Verband kommunaler Unternehmen (VKU) represents the interests of the municipal utility and waste management industry in Germany vis-à-vis politics and society. The VKU unites about 1,500 companies and associations from the energy supply, the water supply and sewage, waste management and municipal cleaning. The VKU offers information days, seminars and conferences on all relevant topics.