Water 4.0

Water 4.0 focusses on digitalisation and automation as the core points of a strategy for a water management which is at the same time resource efficient, flexible and competitive.

In analogy with the initiative of Industry 4.0, Water 4.0 refers to core characteristics and terms of this industrial revolution like networking of machines, processes, storage systems and materials, smart factory or the internet of things, connecting these in order to achieve systemic water management.

Putting Water 4.0 into practice, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are the drivers of the optimal networking of vitual and real water systems: planning, construction and operation are imbued by software. This entails an intelligent networking of water consumers (agriculture, industry and households) and components for a future-compliant water infrastructure with the environment and the water cycle, following a holistic approach along the value chain. Furthermore Water 4.0 provides transparency for water users covering current needs and providing opportunities for future-compliant, creative jobs in water management.

GWP and the “Digital Twin” Project at the TU Berlin


News & Information

GWP members decide on topics and activities for the upcoming year

On June 10, 2021, representatives of the GWP membership met online to discuss its comprehensive activities and provide an overview of the future direction of GWP’s committee work. The event took place digitally for the second time in a row. In a live vote, the topics relevant to the association for fiscal year 2021 were decided.

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German Water Partnership e.V. strengthens ties with Latin America

German Water Partnership e.V. strengthens its ties to Latin America: a mutual partnership agreement with the Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV) enables the network to strengthen the cooperation between German companies and institutions of the water industry in the region, to offer its members optimal insights and contact opportunities into the regional industry and economy and thus to facilitate business initiation.

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Utility platform: new website now online

The utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal companies worldwide is now also expanding its online presence. On the brand new website of the model project, you will regularly find news from the four partnerships of the pilot phase.

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UN World Water Day 2021: Valuing water

On 22nd March the United Nations call for the annual World Water Day. Under the motto “Valuing water”, the aim is to draw attention to the vital importance of water for people and how this resource can be protected.

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