Am 11. und 12. September 2018 in Hamburg

Beim „30. Hamburger Kolloquium zur Abwasserwirtschaft“ stehen die Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet des Niederschlagabwasser-Management   und des Überflutungsschutes im Vordergrund. Die Elimination von Mikroschadstoffen, Mikroplasik und Antibiotikaresistenzen  stellen in diesem Jahr wichtige Themen dar. Weitere Themen umfassen den Gewässerschutz, die Entwicklung des Umweltrechtes  und Fragestellungen aus der Praxis.
Wir hoffen, dass die angebotenen Vorträge das Interesse vieler Praktikerinnen und Praktiker aus dem Abwasserbereich wecken    und dass auf dem „Come Together“ am 11.09.2018 ein reger Erfahrungsaustausch stattfindet.

Das Kolloquium ist eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung von: Behörde für Umwelt und Energie der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Department Umwelttechnik der HAW Hamburg, GFEU, Hamburg Wasser, Institut für Abwasserwirtschaft und Gewässerschutz der TUHH. Es wird durchgeführt in Kooperation mit der Handelskammer Hamburg.
Vorbereitungs-Komitee: Beate Bussink Becking (Behörde für Umwelt und Energie der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg), Jürgen Masch (Behörde für Umwelt und Energie der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg), Harald Hanßen (Hamburg Wasser), Olav Kohlhase (Ministerium für Energiewende, Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume des Landes Schleswig-Holstein), Simone Ruschmann (Handelskammer Hamburg), Jörn Einfeldt (HAW Hamburg), Ludwig Tent (Edmund-Siemers-Stiftung, Hamburg), Dietmar Heinrich (GFEU), Ralf Otterpohl (TUHH, GFEU), Dorothea Rechtenbach (TUHH) und Joachim Behrendt (TUHH).

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AWW.Project Slope Farming Arba Minch, Ethiopia, is awarded the 5th Harburger Nachhaltigkeitspreis

On the 24th of November 2017, the 5th Harburger Nachhaltigkeitspreis including 2.000 euro prize money was awarded in the Harburger Town Hall. After the opening ceremony by Jürgen Marek, prizes were handed over by chairwomen of the District Assembly Harburg, Birgit Rajski.

First prize of 1.000 Euro was awarded to Jan Wibbing with the Slope Farming Project in Arba Minch, Ethiopia, by Hamburg University of Technologies, Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection. In this project, the restoration of degraded land- and water-resources is researched and facilitated in practice in a small-scale demonstration site in Ethiopia by students of TUHH and local people together. Therefore, a holistic approach is developed for utilisation of diverse synergies of various topics of Restoration Engineering to enable soil, water and agriculture conservation, improve food and water security and mitigation of climate change for local people of Arba Minch. The project convinced the jury especially by its significant impact on the life’s of local people in Arba Minch as well as the possibilities for TUHH students to join and strengthen the research about environmental restoration in practice. “I am very pleased about the honouring of our project by the Harburger Nachhaltigkeitspreis. The prize money will help us to further push our project to the next steps. With 1.000 Euro we can facilitate a lot of good measures.”, was explained by Jan Wibbing.



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, www.hoou.de) 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: www.ruvival.de




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.