As part of the Civil Engineering School, the Institute of Water Resources and Water Supply is involved in teaching and conducting research on 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 civil engineers, process and environmental engineers, biologists and contributors from other disciplines.
Together with the scientific staff, Prof. Ernst and PD Dr. Johannsen offer a total of 18 courses in different fields of study. The research areas include water treatment using membrane technology, adsorption and oxidation, the analysis of organic substances in the water, the optimisation of energy efficiency 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 utilities 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 carrying out research projects funded by the DVGW, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and others.