Research WGW

Water Quality Management and Water Supply (WGW)

Our expertise covers all aspects of water protection, and as such includes the raw water resources for a sustainable and secure drinking water supply as well as aspects of extraction and provision of water from surface and ground-water sources. The subterranean water treatment and all issues of transport, storage and distribution are of particular importance.

Research topics

  • Water catchment and water treatment
  • Subterranean water treatment for the removal of iron, manganese and arsenic Subterranean water treatment for the removal of iron, manganese and arsenic
  • Rain water use, innovative sanitary systems and water-saving measures
  • Protection of drinking water resources
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment in drinking water protection areas
  • Increasing energy efficiency in all areas of water supply
  • Distribution network optimization and loss management
  • Investigation of the anaerobic treatability of waste waters and waste
  • Optimization of the interactions between indirect discharges and sewage treatment plant operation for improved water quality management
  • Closing of the industrial water cycle through a split-flow wastewater concept and application of oxidation and/or membrane processes
  • Detoxification of industrial split-flow wastewater
  • Transfer, adaptation, and implementation of water and wastewater treatment technologies in Southeastern Asia and South America
  • Transition of water infrastructure
  • Water-body monitoring and management
  • Coupling rain water harvesting and flood prevention by intelligent storage systems

Current research projects

Sustainable drinking water supply in prospering water scarcity regions - Development of decision support tools for the achievement of the sustainable development goals on the example of a water catchment area in Lima/Peru (TRUST)

Detailed project description: Sustainable drinking water supply in prospering water scarcity regions - Development of decision support tools for the achievement of the sustainable development goals on the example of a water catchment area in Lima/Peru (TRUST) (pdf/152kb)

Financing Institution: Im Rahmen der Fördermaßnahme „GROW – Globale RessourceWasser” im Programm „Forschung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung(FONA)” vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung(BMBF)
Contact: Koordinator:
Christian D. León,  ZIRIUS, Universität Stuttgart
Projektleitung ISWA:
Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Minke, AOR
Koordination AP3
Dipl.-Ing.Manuel Krauß
Mitarbeiter
Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Wasielewski; Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Richter
Project Partner: Universität Stuttgart, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT),TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (Karlsruhe), deconinternational GmbH (Bad Homburg), Disy InformationssystemeGmbH (Karlsruhe), Ingenieurbüro Pabsch & Partner Ingenieurge-sellschaft mbH (Hildesheim), OTT Hydromet GmbH (Kempten)
Duration: 05/2017 - 04/2020

Website TRUST [de]

Completed Research Projects

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Detailed project description: Development of a contact reactor for ammonium removal from concentrated wastewater with integrated classification and separation of sorbent particles according to their loading degree (pdf/106kb)

Financing Institution: AiF Projekt GmbH, Central Innovation Programme for Medium-Sized Businesses (ZIM), sponsored by: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Minke, AOR;
Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Wasielewski
Project Partner: Fluidtec GmbH
Duration: 09/2017 - 10/2018

Detailed project description: SOS-Uplands - Safe operating space in mountainous regions of SE Asia: Identification and management of critical thresholds in land-use intensification and biodiversity; Subproject: Water management (pdf/64kb)

Financing Institution: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Contact: Teilprojektleiterin:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Wieprecht (IWS)
Mitarbeiter
Neda Azizi, M.Sc. (ISWA-BiOS); Margot Doucet, M.Sc. (IWS); Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Krauß (ISWA-WGW); Dr. rer. nat. Bertram Kuch, AOR (ISWA-BiOS); Dr.-Ing. Markus Noak (IWS)
Project Partner: Universität Hohenheim (Stuttgart), Leibniz Universität Hannover,Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Naresuan Universität (Thailand),Kasetsart Universität (Thailand), Land Development Department(Thailand), Khon Kaen Universität (Thailand), Chulalongkom Uni-versität (Thailand), Ubon Ratchathani Universität (Thailand)
Duration: 06/2017 - 05/2018

Detailed project description: SURUMER - Sustainable Rubber Cultivation in the Mekong Region Development of an integrative land use concept in the Chinese province Yunnan; Sub-project 3: Development and implementation of a strategic water management system for a rubber dominated catchment area (pdf/193kb)

Financing Institution: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Contact:

Projektleiterin:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Wieprecht (IWS)
Projektkoordinator:
Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Minke, AOR (ISWA-WGW)
Mitarbeiter
Dr. rer. nat. Bertram Kuch, AOR (ISWA-BiOS);
Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Krauß (Projektkoordination) (ISWA-WGW);
Dipl.-Ing. Lydia Seitz (IWS);
Neda Azizi, M.Sc. (ISWA-BiOS)

Project Partner: Deutschland:
Universität Hohenheim
EFTAS Fernerkundung Technologietransfer GmbH
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Universität Koblenz-Landau
China:
Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve
Bureau (NRWNNRB), Jinghong
Tongji University Shanghai
Tsinghua University, Peking
Beijing Normal University (BNU), Peking
China Agricultural University (CAU), Peking
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP),
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking
Hainan Rubber Cultivation Research Institute (RCRI), Hainan
World Agroforestry Centre, China-Program, Kunming
Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve Bureau (XNNRB), Jinghong
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Mengla
Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS), Kunming
Yunnan Institute of Tropical Crops (YITC), Jinghong
Yunnan State Farms Groups (YSFG), Kunming
Duration: 11/2011 – 06/2017

Kontakt

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Dipl.-Ing., Akad. Oberrat

Ralf Minke

Leader of "Water Quality Management and Water Supply" (WGW)