IWW Water Centre is a research institute associated with the University of Duisburg-Essen. It is a not-for-profit research organisation, which carries out basic and applied research in practically all fields of water technology. Total research staff is 27 scientists in six research departments: Water resources management, Water technology, Water networks, Water quality analysis (with ISO 14025 accreditation), Applied Microbiology, Management consulting. IWW Water Centre runs an ISO 9001 certified quality-management system. Annual research budget is about 1.5 million euro.
IWW Water Centre conducts basic and applied research in collaboration with other universities and industries. The unit has participated in many combined research projects, funded by the European Community, the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF), German Ministry of Health (BMGS) and the Umweltbundesamt (UBA). Recent projects linked to climate change and risk management have been dedicated to integrated water resources management concepts, to flooding prevention for water supply infrastructure, to biofouling and hygiene in drinking and industrial water systems and to the economic needs of adaptation processes. IWW has piloted more than 10 applications of Water Safety Plans (WSP) in small and medium-sized drinking water companies in Germany, several applications of HACCP-schemes in industrial production processes and has been running benchmarking and optimisation studies for water utilities over several years.
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