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

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German Pavilion at Vietwater 2022: 3 days, 13 German companies and one award

Vietwater 2022 took place in Ho Chi Minh City from 9 to 11 November. The German Pavilion received the award for the most innovative exhibition stand – thanks to the 13 exhibiting German companies.

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Natalie Kolbe looks back on ten years at German Water Partnership

“It is difficult for me to summarize my time at GWP in a few words. There were ups and downs, …

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On sustainable team decision-making and the visibility of women in technical professions | Interview with Dr. Gesche Grützmacher, Berliner Wasserbetriebe – #WomenInWater

In the column “Women in the water industry – #WomenInWater”, German Water Partnership, together with female interviewees from the international water sector, highlights the role of women in the still predominantly male-dominated water supply and sanitation sector. For the third issue of the campaign, we spoke with Dr. Gesche Grützmacher.

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Exchange with the Vietnamese Water and Sewerage Association (VWSA)

During a networking breakfast, the Vietnamese delegation was able to express their country-specific needs related to the water and sanitation sector and meet GWP members.

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