Water and Energy

Energy-efficient water management and energy production from waste water or the waste products resulting from the treatment are the central topics of the working group. Wastewater treatment requires about 35 kilowatt hours of electricity per year per connected inhabitant.

Rising energy prices, increased cost pressure and targeted CO2 reduction make energy efficiency for wastewater treatment plant operators a major issue. Energy production from waste products such as the use of digester gas for combined heat and power plants are measures to reduce the electricity costs of wastewater treatment plants and at the same time make good use of the waste products.

Events

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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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