Rural Revival and Restoration Engineering (RUVIVAL)

The new working group of the Institute is concerned with rural development, especially in developing countries, and resulted out of research results derived from several subtopics in the field of wastewater management and water protection. The focus is set on synergetic systems, which are not just avoiding pollutants, moreover, are based on the resource cycle idea of intersecting cycles using synergies in a productive way. Therefore,the research is bringing soil, water and energy closer together in a holistic approach embedded in the social, political and economical context of the system. The Rural Areas are of major concern with a subfocus on the knowledge transfer of techniques in the field of restoration engineering in ecologically deteriorated areas.