Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin

The Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH, KWB), is an international non-profit research center on urban water systems. The main mission consists of the planning and the execution of R&D projects, and the dissemination of project results together with the organization of conventions and symposia. The KWB has a staff of 30 full-time persons, who are active in projects mainly related to water resource management and innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies. Since its creation in 2001, KWB initiated and conducted several studies related to leading edge technologies for wastewater treatment resulting in more than 200 publications (journals and conferences). During this time, KWB gained extensive experiences in management and realization of pilot scale studies and monitoring programmes.

KWB is specialized in the management of research projects and is certified since 2010 under Quality Management System according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 that guarantees professional project management procedures and the maximum quality level of all our activities. KWB has also extensive experience with European projects: in the past years. KWB participated in the FP6 and FP7 projects MBR-TRAIN (#MEST-CT-2005-021050), TECHNEAU (#018320), PREPARED (#244232), and SAPH-PANI (#282911). KWB currently coordinates the H2020-project POWERSTEP (#641661), and in the past coordinated the EU-LIFE project ENREM (LIFE04 ENV/DE/000058) and the FP6 project AMEDEUS (#018328). KWB is corporate member of the International Water Association (IWA), and the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP).

Main tasks in the project:

  • WP3: Lead of WP3 activities, demonstration activity on effluent polishing with ozonation + constructed wetland treatment, pilot operation, sampling, data interpretation
  • WP1: Demonstration activity on partial treatment (bank filtration + nanofiltration), pilot operation, sampling, data interpretation, Site Coordinator of site no. 1
  • WP4: Demonstration of feasibility of open software solution for the water sector, implementation of risk management tool
  • WP8: member of the Project Management Team
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