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

A Strong Network: German Water Partnership at IFAT Munich 2024

German Water Partnership e.V. (GWP) once again presented the internationally active German water industry at the world’s leading trade fair …

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THE BLUE ECONOMY ROUND in Cairo: Press conference on EWWI Egypt Water, Waste & Infrastructure

A press conference in Cairo on July 25, 2023 kicked off the upcoming EWWI, which will be held October 1-3, 2023, with the participation of GWP and other international partners.

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International online conference BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues 2023 on „Closing the Loop – Circular Water Economy“

Titled “Closing the Loop – Circular Water Economy”, the BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues will focus on the important topic of closed water cycles on 8 November 2023. The consequences of global climate change and the increasing scarcity of resources call for new and holistic ways of managing water.

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Global perspectives & partnerships: GWP at the Global Water Summit in Berlin

The Global Water Summit took place in Berlin from 8th to 10th May. The event provided an opportunity for German Water Partnership (GWP) and its members to engage in global networking in the heart of Berlin.

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