Workshop "Closing the loop- Challenges for the future of food waste valorisation"

TUHH - Hamburg University of Technology
17 October 2017





September 6 to 7 of 2017 in Hamburg


  • Wasteater treatment plants - New developments
  • Stormwater
  • hazardous compounents
  • Small wastewater treatment plants
  • Water frame workConferences

Programme as pdf




Guests from Politechnika Warszawska at the Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection

Dr. Agnieszka Tabernacka and Dr. Adam Muszynski, two excellent experts in environmental microbiology from Politechnika Warszawska, visited the Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection from January 30 to February 3 for the eighth time within the long-lasting ERASMUS partnership between their University and TUHH. They guided an experiment about the evaluation of activated sludge performance and sludge bulking potential based on microscopic observation within the ”Practical Course in Water and Wastewater Technology I“ for Master students of the study courses Environmental Engineering and Water and Environmental Engineering. Additionally, they gave lectures on the topics “Enhanced biological phosphorus removal” and “Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water and their resistance to disinfection”. 

RUVIVAL - Website launch 17. November 2016

The working group RuDev of the AWW takes part in the HOOU (Hamburg Open Online University, as an Early Bird Project.


The project RUVIVAL-Sustainable Rural Development and highly productive New Towns is concerned with restoring degraded areas and to create new not just inhabitable, but liveable spaces. In the context of Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU) a public website is created to transfer this knowledge and to empower people by providing interactive learning tools.


The Website will be launched on Thursday the 17th of November 2016 with a first lecture and one tool in the box. We will publish frequently new content, therefore stay connected with us and subscribe to the website:




Animation Terra Preta Sanitation

An incredible 40 % of world population have no access to appropriate sanitation. However, this is to be changed with a new concept. To attain this goal, the Toilet Design Award will be awarded in cooperation of WTO with Prof. Ralf Otterpohl from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) that has born a slum-suitable toilet with excellent design by the industrial designer Sabine Schober.
The function of the toilet is a consequence of the latest development of Terra Preta Sanitation utilizing the hygienized excreta after mixing with charcoal for the production of highly fertile soils for reforestation.
The concept is presented in a short video (watch video hq720p lq360p).

Granting of William Lindley Scholarship by Hamburg Wasser on the occasion of the 25th Hamburg Congress on Wastewater Management

The 25th Hamburg Congress on Wastewater Management took place at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) on September 10 and 11, 2013. It was jointly arranged by the Hamburg Agency of Urban Development and Environment (Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt), Hamburg Wasser, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the TUHH Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection and its development association GFEU.

During the congress, this year’s William Lindley Scholarship totaling 12,000 Euro was awarded to Ms. Nicole Annett Müller for her dissertation “Asset Management in Water Supply”. She is currently conducting her dissertation research at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of Dortmund University of Technology. The laudation was held by Christian Günner, head of the Hamburg Wasser division “Basics and Systems Development”, on September 11, 2013. The purpose of the scholarship is the encouragement of interdisciplinary thinking and action according to William Lindley.
About 200 congress participants attended to presentations about the following topics:

  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Wastewaters
  • Water and Wastewater Management on Board Vessels
  • Stormwater
  • Water Demand / EU Water Framework Directive

You will find the table of contents of the congress reader as well as an order form for the reader here.