The Institute of Water Resources and Water Supply and the DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) Research Centre at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)
As part of the Engineering School, the Institute of Water Resources and Water Supply is involved in teaching and researching many aspects of hydrology, water collection, water treatment and distribution. The team currently consists of approx.. 20 employees. Water is interdisciplinary, and consequently the team is composed of structural engineers, process and environmental engineers, biologists and contributors from other disciplines.
Together with their academic staff Prof. Ernst, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johannsen and Dr. Wendler offer a total of 18 courses in different fields of study. The research areas include modelling of groundwater currents and quality (Professorship not chaired), water treatment using membrane technology, the analysis of organic substances in the water, the optimisation of energy use in water supply, as well as the microbiology of water treatment and distribution.
The DVGW Research Centre at the TUHH is affiliated with the Institute of Water Resources and Water Supply and offers water companies and industry partners professional support for the optimisation of processes, problem solving and innovation. Colleagues who work for the DVGW Research Centre, in addition to giving scientific consultancy, are also helping with research projects for the DVGW, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), etc. In all of this, we place great emphasis on close technical cooperation with other institutions of the DVGW, e.g. the Water Technology Centre (TZW) in Karlsruhe (with its Dresden Branch), the Engler-Bunte Institute in Karlsruhe, the IWW Mülheim and the DVGW North Germany Group.