The Research Institute for Water and Waste Management (FiW) was established in 1979 as an independent at the RWTH Aachen University. The close links with the university provide an optimal framework for the institute to find solutions for problems in water and waste management that require interdisciplinary approaches. FiW cooperates closely in particular with the Department of Environmental Engineering.

About Us

The members of the sponsoring organization are representatives from water boards, planning offices and industry. FiW enjoys the support of an Advisory Council for Research Evaluation that features representatives from the university, from federal ministries, ministries of the federal states, and industry as honorary members. The Advisory Council assists the institute in extending the existing fields of work and also in facing new challenges and opening up new fields of action.

The Managing Board of the institute is formed by Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harro Bode (president), Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Pinnekamp (board director), Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Dohmann, Mr. Dr.-Ing. Hermann-Josef Roos and Mr. Dr.-Ing. Wulf Lindner. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich-Wilhelm Bolle runs the institute as managing director.

FEATURED SERVICES

Assessing Fees and Charges for Water and Waste Services

The significant investments in the sector of wastewater disposal have caused local government’s wastewater fees to climb twice as quickly as the cost of living. Since recovery periods have been reached, and plants and organisations optimised, some local governments have been able to ease such price increases, whereas others have had to increase their fees. Many things repeatedly place fees in the focus of public discussions: as they are ...

Flow Measurement

The Hessian State Office for Environment and Geology (HLUG) has recognised FiW as a testing station for flow measurements according to EKVO [Wastewater Self-Monitoring Regulation] in Hesse. The test stations are in charge of conducting those monitoring and testing tasks that require special qualifications, knowledge and experience in the sector of hydraulics and hydrometry.

FEATURED TRAINING

Basic and Advanced Training

Trips of delegates and expert conferences. Theoretical, specialised courses. Training at pilot plants. Excursion programmes and specialist internships.

Company details

Business Type:
Academia - Research Institute

Industry Type:
Environmental

Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Year Founded:
1979

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