European Community
10th European Development Fund: ACP-EU Water Facility

Duration:01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015


Implemented partner 1:

Implemented partner 2:

Beneficiary partner:

Supporting partner:

Hamburger Wasserwerke GmbH (HWW), Germany

DVGW-Forschungsstelle TUHH (DVGW-TUHH), Germany

Consulaqua Hamburg Beratungsgesellschaft, Germany

Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA), Rwanda

Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Rwanda


Project management / project work:

Dr. Christoph Czekalla (HWW) / Dr. Bernd Bendinger (DVGW-TUHH)


Different measures have to be executed in order to improve the completely inadequate providing of water and basic sanitation for the total of 9.3 million inhabitants of Rwanda. Objectives of the actions are to contribute to enhanced and secured long-term supply of clean drinking water to the population of Rwanda by implementation of modern optimization strategies for public water supply based on capacity building and enhancement of technical efficiency.

The DVGW-TUHH is involved in the capacity building and staff training as seen as key factors for sustainable development. DVGW-TUHH will introduce the knowhow on modern optimization strategies for water treatment and supply systems into higher student education at KIST.


DVGW-TUHH will perform following activities:

  • Block lectures at KIST on modern optimization strategies for drinking water treatment and drinking water supply
  • Involvement of KIST representatives and students into project workshops and project activities
  • Supervision of research projects at KIST
  • Initiation of applied research cooperation with KIST
  • Participation in project development, execution and evaluation of project results



Environment: Reduction of the considerable amount of chemicals used for mainly surface water treatment

Energy efficiency: An increase of energy efficiency of supply systems from water abstraction, water treatment to water distribution

Infrastructure: Reduction of technical losses in water distribution

Capacity building: Education of well qualified university graduates able to combat the predominate problems of Rwanda water supply