The German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) fulfils solely and directly non-profit making purposes. The german representative of specialist working in the fields of water management, wastewater and waste. Central tasks of the Association are the preparation and updating of the ATV-DVWK Set of Rules and Standards, the carrying out of professional training and keeping members well informed.
The DWA has resolved to promote the water and waste management and to bring together the specialists working in this field.
The approximately 14,000 members represent specialists and executives from municipalities, universities, engineering offices, authorities and companies.
Our main activities are preparing and updating the DWA Set of Rules and engaging in national and international cooperation to draft special standards. This work does not only refer to technical and scientific issues, but also to the economic and legal aspects of environmental and water protection.